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Copyright,  1912 



Published  1912 

Printed    in   the  United  States 

Toledo.  Ohio 

This  edition  is  limited  to  400 
numbered  copies.      This  book  is 

To  the  Memory  of 
who  laid  the  foundation  of  the 
Pomeroy  Genealogy; 

To  the  Memory  of 

whose  genealogical  genius  and  intellectual  qualities 
'prompted  her  to  continue  the  study; 

And  to  all  Descendants  of 


who  honor  their  Fathers  and  Mothers  and 

who  are  respected  by  their  Children, 

"The  History  and  Genealogy  of  the  Pomeroy  Family" 
is  respectfully  inscribed  by 
Sandusky,  Ohio,  March  3,  ipi2. 



The  NuiiBER  of  Youk  Book IX 

Dedication    X 

Contents    XI 

Abbreviations XII 

List  of  Illustrations XIII 

Errata    XV 

Officers  of  the  Pomeroy  Family  Association XVI 

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Preface    1 

•>^Pomeroy  Ancestors  in  Normandy 7 

Sir  Radulphus  de  La  Pommeraie,  Son  of  Roger 13 

Original   Investigations 15 

"Raoltle  de  La  Pommeraie" 18 

HoLpERs  of  Land  in  Domesday 19 

Inquisitions  Post-Mortem 2p 

First  Progenitors  of  the  Pomeroy  Family 21 

PoMEROY  Ancestors  in  England 23 

The  Domesday  Book;  or  the  Great  Sur\"ey  of  England,  (with  translation)  24 

The  Honours  of  Berry  Pomeroy 32 

The  Great  Lay  Tenants-in-Chief 37 

Booklands  and  Manors,  (The  Hide,  Virgate  and  Ferling) 38 

The  Honours  of  Bradnich,  held  by  William   Capra,   Brother  of  Ralph  40 

Descendants  of  Ralph  de  Pomerei 44 

The  Harburton  Branch  in   Ireland 78 

Calendar  of  the  English  Kings 79 

Some  Authorities  Quoted  in  this  History 79 

Village  of  Berry  Pomeroy 80 

The  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy 80 

The  Guard-Room  and  Chapel  in  the  Tower 82 

Berry  Pomeroy  Church 83 

Berry  House  and  Vicarage 84 

The  Castle  Mill 85 

The  Insurrection  in  Devonshire 85 

Last  Siege  of  the  Castle  by  the  Army  of  King  Edward  VI 86 

Occupation  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  by  the  Seymours 87 

Beatrix   (Beatrice)   Pomeroy  of  Nether  Stowey. 88 

Sandridge,  Devonshire 88 

Legends  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 88 

Succession  of  the  Seymol^rs 91 

The  Prince  of  Orange  at  Berry  Pomeroy 92 

Pomeroy  Manors  in  Cornwall 93 

Tregoney  Castle,  Built  by  Henry  de  Pomeroy 94 

Tremeton  Manor  and  Castle,  Erected  before  the  Conquest 96 

Castle  of  Saint  Michael's  ^Iount 100 

Mount  Edgcomb  House  and  Hedingham  Castle 102 

Compton  Castle,  Held  by  the  Families  of  Raleigh  and  Guilbert 104 

MocoLLop  Castle  and  Haddon  Hall,  Home  of  De  Vernon 105 

Pomeroy  Coat-of-Arms  and  Crests 106 

The  Pomeroy  Achievement 109 

Heraldic    Key , 110 

Part  uTmu 


Importance  of  Preserving  Family  Records 113 

Mission  in  Search  of  Records  and  Verification 116 

Photographic   Evidence   from    Salisbury _. 117 

Survey  of  Counties  Somerset  and  Dorset 119 

Survey  of  Counties  Devon  and  Cornwall 121 

Eltweed  Pomeroy  ;  His  Descendants  in  America 124 

Second  Generation   138 

Third  Generation   146 

Fourth  Generation  164 

Fifth  Generation 192 

Sixth  Generation   286 

Seventh  Generation  429 

Eighth  Generation  634 

Ninth   Generation    774 

Tenth  Generation  807 

Eleventh  Gener.\tion  812 

Pomeroy  Ancestral  Chart  ;  A  Study  in  Heredity 813 

Pomeroy  Men  in  the  Revolution 827 

First  Major-General  of  the  Massachusetts  Army 827 

First  Brigadier-General  of  the  Continental  Army 831 

Pomeroy  JvIen  in  ^Massachusetts  Organizations 834 

Pomeroy  Men  in  Connecticut  Organizations 846 

Pomeroy  Forage-]\Iaster  in  New  Jersey 847 

Pomeroy  Men  in  the  Colonial  Wars  of  Connecticut  and  Massachusetts  84S 

Addenda — Lost  Pomeroy  Famiues 849 

Thomas  Pomeroy — "Foreigner  and  First  Settles" 850 

John   Sullivan   Pomeroy — Unknown 855 

James  Pomeroy  of  Brixham,  England , 856 

"The  Great  Release" 859 

Index  First — Pomeroy  Christian  Names  and  Marriages 861 

Index  Second — Names  Other  than  Pomeroy,  in' Collateral  Lines,  (Include 

Children  and  Grandchildren  of  Pomeroy  Mothers) 893 

Abbreotatuittsi  ujseli  m  tl|ts  CSFtt^alcgxral  E^gtst^r 

The  abbreviations  used  throughout  this  volume  are  explained  below  or  elsewhere 
near  the  matter  they   refer  to. 

The  plus  mark  (  +  )   indicates  that  the  individual  opposite  whose  name  it  stands 

will  be  found  in  the  next  generation,  (by  the  corresponding  number),  with  his  or 
her  children.    The  parallel  ( =  )  in  the  Index  denotes  marriage. 

ae. — aged.  tmrn. — unmarried. 

b. — born.  s.  p. — (sine  prole)  without  issue. 

bp.  or  bapt. — ^baptized,  Co. — Company  or  County. 

Ch. — child.  Cav. — cavalry. 

Ch'n. — children.  Art. — artillery. 

CoL— -college.  Inf. — infantry. 

d. — died.  Res. — resided,  or  last  known  residence. 

dau. — daughter.  Rev. — Revolution. 

gen. — generation.  VoL — ^volunteer. 

gr.  or  grad. — ^graduate.  Vet — ^veteran. 

m. — ^married. 

©St  nf  SlUualrcittnuB 

Face  Page 

PoMEROY  Arms  I^ 

TnxE  Page  (Engraved) "vl 

The  Pomesoy  Achievement  m 

J[l|nt09ratmrfs  mtb  ^ixif-tama 

Face  Page 

Frontispiece   V 

Ruins  of  Berry  Pomekoy  Castle 1 

Mount    Saint    Michel,    Normandy 5 

The  Castle  of  Gaillard.  Stronghold  of  Richard  Coeur  de  Lion 8 

The  Hostellerie  of  William  the  Conqueror  at  Dives 8 

The  Ancient  Church  at  Dives 15 

CoLONNE  Commemorating  the  Departl^re  of  the  Fleet  of  the  Xormans 18 

Statue  of  William  the  Conqueror  at  Falaise,  Normandy 18 

The  Gateway,  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 23 

Map  of  the  Rwer  Dart.  Showing  the  Location  of  Berry  Pomeroy 32 

St.  Margaret's  Tower.  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 36 

Dartmouth  Castle,  Guarding  the  ^Iouth  of  the  River  Dart 40 

View  of  Ford  Abbey,  Founded  by  William  de  Pomeroy 40 

Village  of  Berry  Pomeroy 44 

Berry  Pomeroy  Church 49 

Castle  Cornet,  Isle  of  Guernsey,  Capt.  William  de  la  Pomeroy,  Governor  55 
■  The    Ancient    Rougemont    Castle,    Exeter,    Devon,    Henry    de    Pomeroy, 

Governor    55 

The  Vestibltle,  Berry  Pomeroy  Chltich , 59 

Desecrated  Tomb  of  Sir  Richard  de  Pomeroy  in  Berry  Pomeroy  Church 59 

Pomeroy  ^Manor  House  at  Wills,  Stoke  Gabriel,  Devon 64 

Pomeroy  !NLanor  House  at  Sandridge,  Stoke  G-abriel 64 

Berry  Head,  Brixham.  Devonshire 74 

Harberton  Village,  Devonshire  . . . .' ■ 74 

North  and  East  Views  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 80 

The  Defaced  Screen  in  Berry  Pomeroy  Church 84 

Ancient  Stained  Glass  Window,  Berry  Pomeroy  Church 84 

The  Ghost  Walk,  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 89 

The  Old  Mill,  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 89 

Penzance,  Cornwall,  the  Locality  of  the   Pomeroy  Manors  of  Alverton  93 

Ruins  of  Tregoney  Castle,  Built  by  Sir  Henry  de  Pomeroy.. 96 

Ruins  of  Tremeton  Castle,  Ancient  Palace  of  Cornish  Kings 96 

Stronghold  of  Mount  St.  Michael,  Cornwall 100 

Compton  Castle,  Marldon,  Devon 104 

Hedingham  Castle,  Seat  of  Sir  Robert  de  Vere 104 

Family  Anvil,  Brought  from  Engl.^nd  in  1630  by  Eltweed  Pomeroy 112 

Broadwindsor,  County  Dorset,  (Now  Part  of  Beaminster) 113 

Beaminster,  County  Dorset,  Birthplace  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy 113 

St.  Peter's  Church,  Dorchester 118 

Ruins  of  M.\iden  Castle,  Dorchester 118 

Exeter  Cathedral  (The  Mortuary  Chapel) 121 

Historic  Church   at  Totnes '• 123 

Ruins  of  Totnes  Castle,  Built  by  Judhael  de  Totnes 123 

St.  Bartholomew's  Church,  Crewkerne,  Somerset 130 

Face  Page 

VnxAGE  OF  Crewkerne,  Somerset 130 

Monument  Erected  at  Peekskill,  N.  Y.,  to  the  Honor  of  General  Seth 

POMEROY    168 

Unveiling  the  Marker  on  the  Site  of  the  Fort  Bridgman  ^Massacre 321 

Ivy-mantled  Ruins  of  the  Kitchen  and  Great  Fire-places,  Berry  Pomeroy 

Castle,  (Your  Historian  in  Evidence) 429 

The  First  Postage  Stamp,  Issued  by  The  Pomeroy  Express 454 

The  Great  Yew  Tree,  Berry  Pomeroy  Churchyard.  .' 510 

Northern  Section  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Church  (Your  Historian  at  the  Gate)  510 

Stone  Marking  the  Spot  where  the  Pequot  War  Ended 523 

Fountain  at  Southport,  Conn.,  Commemorating  the  End  of  the  Pequot  War  523 

State  Rooms  and  Court,  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 812 

The  Pomeroy  Coat-of-Arms,  with  correct  Crest  for  Descendants  of  Eltweed 

Pomeroy   860 


Face  Page 

Mary  Pomeroy,  (Daughter  of  Gen.  Seth  Pomeroy),  (359) 211 

Henry  Shepherd,  (1023)   212 

Asahel  Pomeroy,  (362) 220 

Lemltil  Pomeroy,  (9S8) ^ 327 

Hon.  Samltil  Clark  Pomeroy,  (3775) 373 

Hon.  Oren  Pomeroy,  (2203) 422 

Norman    Pomeroy,    (4540) 620 

Oren  Day  Pomeroy,  M.D.,  (4624) 629 

H.  Sterling  Pomeroy,  ^I.D.,  (4629) 630 

George  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  (5180)    662 

S.  Harris  Pomeroy,  (5424)   665 

Albert  A.  Pomeroy,  (6047)   689 

Henry  Burt  Pomeroy,  (6637) 726 

iK<muHrn;ilH  of  l^ttsxrh 

Face  Page 
Tablet  in  the  Old  Church  at  Dives  bearing  the  Names  of  the  Companions 

of  William  the  Conqueror 15 

Photographs  from  the  Domesday  Book,  with  Translation : 25-31 

Letter  from  the  Duke  of  Brittany  to  Capt.  William  de  Pomeroy,  with 

Translation     54 

The  Coker  Pedigree 62 

Second  Administration  of  Richard  Pomeroy,  Father  of  Eltweed 62 

The  Pomeroy  Pedigree  (two  pages  facing) 108 

Christening  of  Eltwitt  Pomeraye,  Beaminster  Parish  Records 124 

Marriage   of   Eltwide    Pumery    and   Johana    Keech,    Beaminster    Parish 

Records   126 

Baptism  of  Dinah,  filia  Eltwidi  Pumery 126 


Marriage  Record  of  Eltweed  Pomery  and  Marjory  Rockett,  at  Crewkerne, 

Somerset    128 

Signatures  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy 135-138 

Commission  of  Seth  Pomeroy  as  Major  at  Louisbourge 171 

Commission  of  Seth  Pomeroy  as  Colonel  at  Lake  George 171 

Col.  Seth  Pomeroy  Chosen  as  FiRst  Major-General  of  the  Massachusetts 

Army  in  the  Revolution 829 

Powers  of  the  General  Officers 829 

Rate  of  Pay  Est.vblished  by  the  House  of  REPRESENT.\TrvES 830 

Warrant  for  Pay  Drawn  in  favor  of  Major-General  Seth  Pomeroy 832 

Tablet  on  the  Walls  of  the  Chapel  at  West  Point  as  First  Brigadier- 
General  of  the  Continental  Army , 832 

Srrata~pi0a5^  ritang?  in  gour  Tlolxmi^ 

1     Page  307,  No. 


1     Page  317,  No. 


Page  343,  No. 


Page  358,  No. 


Page  362,  No. 


Page  386,  No. 


Page  407,  No. 


Page  418,  No. 


Page  427,  No. 


Page  443,  No. 


Page  770,  No. 


Page  780,  No. 


Page  812,  No. 

10237 : 

Index  First,  page  869 

Index  First,  page  871 

Mary   Pomeroy  to  read,  b.   Sept.  4,   1787;   not  1887. 

Anna  M.   Dickenson  to  read,  m.   1880;   not   1830. 

Elijah  Pomeroy  to  read,  b.  June  11,  1786;  not  1886. 

Omit  the  death  date  of  Thaddeus  Spencer,  who  evidently  died 

soon  after  marriage;  it  was  Capt.  Thaddeus  Spencer  who  died 

Dec.   30,    1825. 

Anna  Pomeroy  to  read,  m.  May,  1818;  not  1718. 

To  read  son  of  Joel  Pomeroy  and  Dolly  Miller;  not  Mary  Hale. 

James  Warriner  Porter  to  read,  m.  (1)  April  22,  1831;  not  1851. 

Sarah  J.  Taylor  to  read,  who  d.  Aug.  26,  1885;  not  1895. 

Mary  Pomeroy  to  read,  d.   1845;  not  1835. 

Third  line  to  read,  he  d.   1856. 

Adam  Rufus  Brewer  to  read,  b.  Feb.  21,  1874;  not  1904. 

Omit  comma  after  Thomas. 

Walter  A.   Falvey  to  read,  b.  May  4,   1905. 

second  line,  Ehzabeth  =  Solomon  Smith,   1376;  not   1378. 

next  to  last  line,  read,  Florento  L.  =  Nora  M.  Dowd. 


Wftittrs  of  tI|F  Pom^rng  IFrnntlg  Assurtatunt 

President — H.  Sterling  Pomeroy^  AI.D.,  Boston,  Mass. 
Treasurer — George  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  Toledo,  Ohio. 
Secretary  and  Historian — Albert  A.  Pomeroy^  Sandusky,  Ohio. 
Vice-Presidents — S.  Harris  Pomeroy,  New  Rochelle,  N.  Y. 

Mrs.  William  W.  Rodman,  New  Haven,  Conn. 

Miss  Cornelia  Roff  Pomeroy,  Southport,  Conn. 

Mrs.  Deborah  Jane  Spaulding  Darling,  Lincoln,  Mass. 

Charles  E.  Pomeroy,  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah. 

Chairman — Eltweed  Pomeroy,  Donna,  Texas. 

Henry  Burt  Pomeroy,  Cortland,  N.  Y. 
H.  Sterling  Pomeroy,  M.D.,  Boston,  Mass. 
Miss  Cornelia  Roff  Pomeroy,  Southport,  Conn. 

Compose  the  Committee  for  the  English  investigation. 

George  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  Toledo,  Ohio. 
Albert  A.  Pomeroy,  Sandusky,  Ohio. 

Committee  for  the  American  research. 







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In  presenting  this  volume  to  the  Pomeroy  Family  in  America,  it  is 
my  wholesome  and  earnest  desire  that  you  do  not  assume  too  readily 
that  it  is  a  mortuary  record;  that  it  does  not  contain  any  information  but 
of  birth  and  death  dates :  you  are  invited  to  discover  that  it  also  includes 
a  full  measure  of  interesting  historical  episodes  of  those  who  first  bore 
the  ancient  and  distinctive  name  of  Pomeroy  in  Normandy  and  England,  as 
well  as  many  of  the  enticing  enterprises  of  youth,  as  represented  by  the 
tenth,  eleventh  and  twelfth  generations  of  Pomeroy  Life  in  America.  And 
youth  is  the  most  charming  thing  under  the  sun. 

It  was  actually  necessary  that  the  loose  ends  of  these  annals  should  be 
gathered  up  at  this  time,  in  order  that  those  who  have  worked  in  the  field 
might  count  the  sheaves ;  and  that  we  might  not  encroach  on  the  supersti- 
tious and  intangible  thirteenth  generation.  It  is,  however,  possible  that 
small  Pomeroy  representatives  of  the  thirteenth  generation  have  already 
found  the  way  into  the  Twentieth  Century  through  the  channel  which 
has  been  so  closely  followed  from  the  Tenth  Centur\' ;  but  if  so,  they  have 
not  yet  made  themselves  known  to  the  writer,  and  when  they  come  to  this 
register  of  those  who  arrived  earlier,  they  will  be  able  to  locate  themselves ; 
they  will  be  proud  to  know  who  their  grandfather  and  grandmother  were, 
and  be  happy  in  their  vitality  and  the  unbroken  flow  of  their  mysterious 
blood-strain,  which  has  found  the  way  into  their  personality  through  Old 
World  romance  and  New  World  enterprise,  and 

"Let  me  recite  to   the  yet  unknowing  world 
How  these  things  came  about." — Shakespeare. 

It  is  a  history;  it  is  a  faithful  chronicle  of  the  action  of  some  of  the 
makers  of  history,  and  of  the  determined  women  who  have  supported  them 
for  more  than  ten  centuries  in  their  purpose  to  hand  to  their  posterity  the 
desirable  results  of  their  endeavor  and  to  suggest  that  they  live  again  in 
their  children  and  grandchildren,  with  the  belief  that  those  children  will 
emulate  and  broaden  the  records  of  sterling  and  enduring  qualities  left  to 
them  by  their  Sires. 

As  was  said  in  the  "Romance  and  Histor\  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy," 
"however  democratic  a  man  may  be,  he  is  usually  vulnerable  to  a  desirable 
and  wholesome  ancestral  pride."  It  is  gratifying  to  know  that  many  of  his 
ancestors  were  among  those  who  laid  the  foundation  of  this  great  Republic. 
From  the  time  of  the  first  settlement  in  New  England  to  the  Declaration 
of  Independence  they  were  a  remarkable  race,  and  today  their  personal 
characteristics  of  mind  and  body  are  represented  in  every  state  of  the 
Union.  Their  influence  has  been  felt  in  the  formation  and  development  of 
the  government  and  its  institutions.  Practically,  those  New  England  Col- 
onists have  made  the  national  force  of  which  we  are  so  proud,  and  which 
late  immigration  of  a  different  nature  has  not  wholly  obliterated. 

It  is  well  known  that  the  more  frequently  a  manuscript  has  been  trans- 

^ifilorii  nf  Ih^  Pnmrroy  3FamUg 

cribed  the  wider  it  grows  from  the  original,  as  errors  will  creep  in,  espec- 
ially if  such  manuscript  is  composed  of  proper  names  and  dates.  As  some 
of  the  records  which  enter  into  this  family  history  have  been  written  and 
rewritten  many  times  by  diverse  persons  it  is  evident  that  there  will  be 
many  errors  in  this  book,  which  are  now  unavoidable.  Many  of  the  letters 
sent  out  by  the  Annalist  for  more  definite  information  have  met  with  no 
response,  even  with  return  postage  inclosed.  There  is  another  phase  to  this 
diffidence  which  is  to  be  regretted,  and  which  has  made  it  impossible  for 
the  Annalist  to  secure  a  complete  accounting  of  all  the  descendants  of 
Eltweed  Pomeroy.  After  the  most  persistent  urging  there  are  many  of  our 
great  ancestor's  descendants  who  have  absolutely  ignored  every  effort  to 
obtain  any  part  of  their  family  records,  and  others  who  have,  but  partially 
responded,  so  that  many  families  will  be  presented  without  well-defined 
and  satisfactory  information. 

It  has  been  suggested  that  the  Annalist  should  hold  open  the  avenues 
of  reception  for  another  indefinite  period ;  but  if  that  were  done  there  is  no 
warrant  that  those  who  have  been  indifferent  and  apathetic  toward  the  enter- 
prise during  the  last  quarter  of  a  century  would  be  any  better  qualified  to 
forward  their  records,  or  demonstrate  any  eagerness  to  do  so.  It  is  there- 
fore to  those  who  have  been  loyal  and  faithful  to  the  work  that  we  owe  its 
completion  as  early  as  possible.  That  is  the  reason  for  tying  up  the  loose 
ends  of  the  thousands  comprehended  in  the  study  as  nearly  as  may  be 
that  the  copy  may  be  placed  in  the  hands  of  the  publishers  without  further 

During  the  past  three  years  man}'-  thousands  of  circulars  have  been 
sent  out  from  this  office,  distributed  into  every  state  in  the  Union,  asking  for 
information  and  explicit  data  to  complete  each  family  mosaic;  and  the 
status  of  the  work  has  been  defined  from  time  to  time  by  carefully  prepared 
articles  in  genealogical  publications,  such  as  the  Journal  of  American  His- 
tory and  in  pamphlets  and  circulars  by  the  Secretary.  Under  these  diffi- 
culties the  Annalist  does  not  hesitate  to  ask  the  indulgence  of  the  subscribers 
if  they  should  find  that  some  of  the  lines  in  which  they  may  be  more  or  less 
interested  are  not  complete.  The  initial  expense  of  this  work  has  been  borne 
by  six  of  the  kinsmen,  as  stated  below,  and  it  is  to  their  generous  interest 
that  credit  for  this  volume  is  due. 

The  Annalist  presumes  to  designate  this  genealogical  work  by  the  title : 
"History  of  the  Pomeroy  Family,"  Illustrated,  notwithstanding  the  probable 
omissions  referred  to  for  the  reason  that  it  includes  not  only  the  families 
of  all  the  men  who  have  responded  to  the  various  appeals,  but  the  Pomeroy 
mothers  also,  their  children  and  grandchildren,  so  far  as  the  data  have  been 
furnished.  While  this  new  departure  is  not  in  accordance  with  genealog- 
ical custom  it  is  considered  by  the  Annalist  as  commendable  in  many  respects, 
not  the  least  of  which  may  be  mentioned  the  fact  that  the  Pomeroy  mothers 
and  their  children  have  shed  as  much  glory  and  respectability  upon  the  name 
and  race  as  have  the  men.  The  scope  of  the  work  was  originally  intended 
to  include  only  the  children  and  grandchildren  of  Pomeroy  mothers,  as 
far  as  they  elected  to  provide  data,  but  the  Secretary  has  claimed  the 
privilege  of  projecting  another  generation  of  the  families  whose  interest 

3  ^r^far^ 

has  prompted  them  to  subscribe  for  a  copy  of  the  "History  of  the  Pomeroy 

In  this  connection,  I  desire  to  ask  attention  to  the  original  method 
introduced  in  this  volume  of  carrying  through  the  book  the  collateral  lines 
by  presenting  the  descendants  of  Pomeroy  mothers  in  family  groups.  This 
system  not  only  enables  the  student  to  comprehend  the  collateral  lines  of 
each  family  which  has  been  so  treated,  at  a  glance,  but  avoids  the  confusion 
incident  to  the  projection  of  names  other  than  Pomeroy  throughout  the  book 
in  the  several  generations. 

The  desirable  features  of  the  Ancestral  Chart  presented  in  this  work 
will  at  once  be  apparent.  The  chart  is  so  arranged  that  each  descendant 
of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  his  sons,  Medad,  Caleb,  Joshua  and  Joseph,  can 
work  out  his  or  her  own  lines  in  America,  and  attach  all  of  their  American 
ancestors  to  those  established  in  the  chart.  Some  experimental  lines  have 
been  worked  out,  and  as  none  of  them  showed  more  than  200  American 
ancestors,  200  was  established  as  the  number  of  each  son  of  Eltweed 
Pomeroy.  This  subject  will  be  dwelt  upon  more  in  detail  on  pages  adjacent 
to  the  Chart,  in  order  that  the  explanation  may  not  be  lost  sight  of. 

Part  of  the  earliest  records  contained  in  this  book  were  collected  by 
Dr.  Williarfi  W.  Rodman  and  Eltweed  Pomeroy.  and  they  were  classified 
by  Doctor  Rodman.  It  was  also  Dr.  Rodman  who  first  conceived  the  idea 
of  compiling  a  genealogy  of  the  American  Pomeroys.  He  deserves  a  large 
share  of  credit  for  his  industry  and  persistence,  which  continued  up  to 
the  time  of  his  death.  His  collection  then  came  into  the  hands  of  Mrs. 
Henry  Thorp  Bulkley  (Rebekah  Wheeler  Pomeroy),  who  continued  the 
research  with  great  patience  while  suffering  from  an  incurable  organic 
disease,  and  death  came  to  her  before  she  had  fairly  entered  upon  the  labor 
she  loved.  It  is  sad  to  reflect  that  her  application  to  the  work  may  have 
deprived  her  of  a  large  measure  of  comfort  and  shortened  her  life.  It  is 
said  that  a  short  time  previous  to  her  death  she  designated  the  present 
Secretary  as  being  qualified  to  go  forward  with  the  enterprise,  and  in  an 
evil  hour,  without  knowledge  of  the  difficulties  and  diffidence  he  was  to 
meet  at  every  stage,  he  was  prevailed  upon  to  accept  the  task.  Six  earnest 
kinsmen  relieved  the  strain,  however. 

It  is  proper  to  state  here  in  preface,  that  Mrs.  Anna  Grosvenor 
(Pomeroy)  Rodman  at  once  forwarded  the  collection  of  Pomeroy  records 
of  her  late  husband  to  the  Secretary  personally,  for  the  benefit  and  use 
of  the  Pomeroy  family.  Commendation  is  also  due  for  the  collection  of 
Mrs.  Rebekah  (Pomeroy)  Bulkley,  that  of  Sardis  Pomeroy  Chapman, 
that  of  Judge  George  Pomeroy  Cobb,  that  of  Chester  Pomeroy  Dewey,  that 
of  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  and  that  of  S.  Harris  Pomeroy,  the  latter  covering 
a  period  of  fifteen  years. 

In  addition  to  the  collections  specified  above,  the  Pomeroy  Family 
Association  is  indebted  to  other  members  of  the  family  for  their  interest 
and  industry  in  collecting  and  forwarding  data,  among  whom  should  be 
mentioned,  first,  Mrs.  Deborah  Jane  Spaulding  (Pomeroy)  Darling,  Mr. 
Charles  E.  Pomeroy,  Miss  Dorliska  Elizabeth  Sheldon,  Mrs.  Lucretia 
(Pomeroy)  King,  Dr.  H.  Sterling  Pomeroy,  Mrs.  Emma  Jane  (Brockett) 
Judd,  George  Pomeroy  Anderson,  Harry  M.  Sheldon  and  others,  who  not 

l^tHtorg  rif  tip  J^nm^rng  Jamilg  4 

only  completed  their  own  family  lines  for  several  generations,  but  furnished 
data  for  many  other  lines  for  those  who  were  stoically  indifferent. 

Of  the  contributions  of  cash  that  may  have  been  made,  only  those  that 
have  conie  to  my  personal  knowledge  as  Secretary  of  the  Pomeroy  Family 
Association  are  acknowledged  here :  Mr.  S.  Harris  Pomeroy '  of  New 
York  City,  $625 ;  Mr.  George  E.  Pomeroy  of  Toledo,  Ohio,  $289 ;  Dr.  H. 
Sterling  Pomeroy  of  Boston,  :\Iass.,  $17j  :  Mr.  Henry  Burt  Pomerov  of 
Cortland,  X.  Y.,  $55;  Mrs.  Lucretia  Pomeroy  of  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  $10: 
Mr.  Thomas  :M.  Shepherd  of  Northampton,' $10;  Miss  Cornelia  Ellen 
Hubbard  of  Geneseo,  III,  $5 ;  :\Ir.  Charles  E.  Pomerov  of  Salt  Lake  Citv, 
SIO;  A.  A.  Pomeroy  of  Sandusky,  Ohio,  S70;  making  a  total  of  $1,249.  Of 
this  amount  $600  was  expended  in  the  English  and  French  expedition,  and 
visit  to  Normandy,  the  expense  of  the  Secretary  (in  the  interest  of  the  Asso- 
ciation) being  about  ^6.&)  per  day.  The  expense  attending  the  American 
research,  postage,  printing,  etc..  has  been  about  $800.  of  which  about  $350 
was  received  from  the  sale  of  the  Pamphlet,  "Romance  and  Historv  of 
Ekweed  Pomeroy 's  Ancestors  in  Normandy  and  England,"  prepared  by  the 
Historian  in  1909.  The  mission  to  England  and  Normandv  was  made 
possible  by  a  contribution  of  $250  by  Geo.  E.  Pomeroy  of  Toledo.  Ohio; 
and  the  wish  was  expressed  by  each  contributor  that  his'  offering  was  to  be 
devoted  to  that  purpose.  In  addition  to  his  contribution  mentioned  above. 
Mr.  George  Eltweed  Pomeroy  of  Toledo,  Ohio,  has  paid  $50  for  painting  and 
engraving  the  handsome  "achievement"  of  the  Pomeroy  ancestors  in  England, 
which  is  presented  to  you  in  this  volume,  with  the  colors  and  arms  of  some 
of  the  allied  families,  whose  names  you  will  find  in  the  ancestral  tables 
which  accompany  this  achievement. 

Of  the  2,000  names  on  the  mailing  list  of  the  Secretary,  but  fifty-one 
are  members  of  the  Pomeroy  Family  Association,  and  they  have  paid  in 
fees  and  dues  during  the  three  years'  of  the  life  of  the  organization,  $100. 
It  can,  therefore,  be  readily  understood  that  the  so-called  association  has 
never  been  depended  upon  for  financial  assistance  of  consequence. 

As  the  time  and  labor  involved  in  the  compilation  of  this  volume  has 
been  done  without  compensation,  the  Annalist  has  the  audacity  to  hope  for 
indulgence  when  the  readers  come  to  reckon  the  faults  that  are  bound  up 
with^  any  merits  the  book  may  contain.  The  "History  of  the  Pomeroy 
Family"  is  now  respectfully  submitted  to  the  consideration  of  all  interested 
as  a  partial  register  of  those  who  bear  the  ancient  and  distinctive  name 
"Pomeroy"  throughout  the  world. 


Sandusky,  Ohio,  March  3,  1912. 




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fart  (3m 

"For  a  thousand  years  in  thy  sight 
Are  but  as  yesterday  when  it  is  past." 
— Psalm  xc. 

HE  name  "Neustra"  is  sometimes  used  as  equivalent  to 
Normandy,  but  of  the  old  Xeustra,  Normandy  formed 
only  a  small  part,  as  did  France.  France  was  separated 
from  Neustra  as  Normandy  was  separated  from  France. 
At  its  widest  territory  Normandy  reaches  the  Rivers  Eu 
and  Epte.  The  former  empties  into  the  English  Channel 
near  the  town  of  Eu,  from  which  Richard  Bienfaite,  son  of 
Gilbert  Crispin,  takes  his  name,  while  the  Epte  flows  in 
the  opposite  direction  and  joins  the  Seine  at  Vernon,  the  ancestral  home 
of  Herlv/yn,  Viscount  de  Vernon,  who  married  Harleva,  mother  of  William 
the  Conqueror,  by  whom  he  had  Bishop  Odo  and  Robert  of  Mortaine.  The 
two  streams  mentioned  form  the  boundary  nearly  their  entire  course. 
The  land  thus  separated  from  France  comprises  the  districts  in  which  we 
are  interested,  Caux,  Talou,  Rouen,  Evreux,  Lisieux,  Bayeux  (Bessin), 
Avranches  and  Coutances,  (the  Cotentin  peninsula),  Hiesmois  and  part  of 
Vexin,  Normandy,  formed  almost  all  the  seaboard  of  France  and  the 
mouth  of  the  River  Seine  forms  almost  the  entire  coast  line  of  Calvados. 
That  Normandy  was  cut  off  from  the  Duchy  of  the  House  of  Paris 
in  the  strict  sense,  and  not  from  the  territory  of  the  Carolingian  King,  is 
the  key  to  that  abiding  rivalry  between  the  Duchies  of  France  and  Nor- 
mandy which  was  inherent  in  the  history  of  the  two  lands,  and  was  an 
important  element  in  the  general  history  of  Europe.  The  close  connection 
which  later  arose  between  Normandy  and  England  handed  on  to  England 
the  inheritance  of  that  rivalry.  Robert,  son  of  Robert  the  Strong,  was  at 
this  time  (912)  Duke  of  the  French,  and  in  922  was  elected  opposition 
King  to  the  King  of  Carolingia,  Charles  the  Simple.  RoUo,  who  had  been 
christened  Robert,  kept  faith  with  King  Charles  against  both  Robert,  Duke 
of  the  French,  and  his  son,  Hugh  the  Great,  although  the  Duke  of  Paris 
was  his  God- Father. 

History  cites  but  one  short  period  when  Normandy  was  divided 
against  itself  after  it  had  been  acquired  by  the  Northmen.  This  was  in 
1047,  when  Guy  de  Brionne,  (whose  descendants  in  three  instances  inter- 
married with  the  Pomeroys),  son  of  Reginald,  Count  of  the  Bergundian 
Palatinate,  by  a  daughter  of  Richard  the  Good,  tried  to  supplant  William, 
afterward  known  as  the  Conqueror,  in  the  eastern  district.  William  obtained 
the  help  of  the  King  of  France  and  at  the  battle  of  Val-es-dunes  fully 
established  his  sovereignty  of  the  entire  province. 

"La  Normandie  Illustrie"  declares  that  the  history  of  Normandy,  that 
province  which  has  been  the  mother  of  several  kingdoms,  "is  not  less  inter- 
esting or  worthy  of  remembrance  than  that  of  the  greatest  empires.  Its 
capital,  Rouen,  the  witness  of  so  many  important  events,  the  theatre  of 
so  many  celebrated  dramas  of  history,  the  cradle  of  a  history  so  active  as 
it  has  been  industrious,  merits  above  all  others  to  be  the  object  of  the 

I^tatnrg  nf  the  Pnmrrntr  Jamtlg  ,    B 

attention  and  study  of  those  minds  which  are  stimulated  by  an  intelligent 
curiosity."  The  second  act  of  the  drama  was  the  departure  of  William  the 
Conqueror  with  his  companions  of  Xormandy  for  the  Conquest  of  England. 

And  in  the  year  1911  Rouen  is  again  the  witness  that  her  sons  do  not 
forget.  She  is  the  witness  of  the  third  act  of  the  drama,  the  return  of 
the  descendants  of  those  who  played  their  several  parts  on  the  great  stage 
of  life  after  a  thousand  years  of  civilization  have  sped  away;  a  civilization 
which  will  ever  bear  the  hall-mark  of  the  Norman  Warrior  and  States- 
man. Representatives  in  whom  the  Xorman  blood  has  stirred  for  1000 
years  have  come  together  before  the  shrines  of  the  capital  of  the  ancient 
province  which  was  offered  up  by  the  French  King  as  the  price  of  peace. 
It  mav  have  been  an  intelligent  curiosity  which  led  your  historian  into  Xor- 
mandy at  this  time,  but  it  is  more  likely  that  it  was  an  inherent  love  of 
romantic  family  history  which  he  was  certain  to  find  in  many  localities  of 
this  ancient  province.  However,  he  anticipated  the  thousandth  anniversary 
by  a  few  weeks  and  lingered  long  enough  at  Rouen  to  become  imbued  with 
the  atmosphere  of  the  splendid  city,  and  passed  on  up  the  River  Seine  to 
Les  Andelys,  where  Sir  Henry  de  Pomeroy  (4th  generation),  then  Pre- 
posituro  or  Provost  of  the  Duke  of  X^ormandy.  was  an  important  actor. 
It  was  here  at  Les  Andelys  that  King  Richard  I.  of  England  built  his 
stronghold,  the  Castle  Gaillard,  called  the  "Saucy  Castle"  on  account  of  some 
questionable  events  which  transpired  there  in  the  time  of  King  Louis  X. 
of  France.  While  John,  brother  of  King  Richard,  was  King  of  England, 
this  castle  and  the  entire  province  of  X'^ormandy  was  wrested  from  him  by 
King  Philip  II.,  hence  his  name  of  John  Lackland.  The  castle  of  Gaillard 
afterward  became  a  state  prison  for  France,  and  in  1314  was  the  scene  of 
the  murder  of  ^largaret  of  Burgundy,  wife  of  Louis  X.  It  was  one  of  her 
fancies  to  have  young  men,  strangers,  brought  to  her  to  view  her  charms, 
after  which  she  would  have  them  assassinated  and  thrown  into  the  River 
.Seine,  which  ran  at  the  base  of  "Saucy  Castle."  King  Richard  erected 
the  Castle  of  Gaillard  to  command  the  navigation  of  the  Seine  and  to  pro- 
tect >formandy  against  the  French  monarchs,  about  1195-6,  before  he  led 
the  crusade  into  the  Holy  Land.  It  was  here,  perhaps,  that  the  feud 
between  King  Richard  and  Henry  de  Pomeroy  was  established.  The 
latter  allied  himself  with  John  in  conspiracy  upon  the  King's  return  from. 
captivity  and  seized  Mount  St.  Michael  in  Cornwall  and  held  it  for  John 
against  King  Richard  until  the  accession  of  the  younger  brother  to  the 
throne  of  England. 

On  the  bights  above  Le  Petit  Andely  rises  slowly  the  grim  ruins  of 
the  old  Chateau  Gaillard,  and  on  the  island  opposite  still  remain  the 
picturesque  ruins  of  a  chateau  built  at  an  earlier  date.  This  formidable 
fortress  of  Richard  Coeur  de  Lion  was  constructed  and  received  its  arma- 
ment in  a  single  year,  and  frowns  upon  the  village  of  La  Petit  Andely  from 
its  elevation.  When  King  Philippe  decided  to  acquire  for  France  the 
territory  of  X'ormandy  after  the  mysterious  death  of  Prince  Arthur  at 
Rouen,  which  was  at  the  time  ascribed  to  King  John  of  England,  he 
placed  both  the  fortress  of  Gaillard  and  the  Chateau  on  the  island  under 
siege,  the  progress  of  which  was  terrible  to  the  inhabitants  of  La  Petit 
Andely.  which  received  destruction   from  the   bombards  thrown  by   both 









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combatants  from  their  medieval  machines.  It  is  said  that  Castle  Gaillard 
was  dismantled  by  King  Henry  I\".  of  France  in  1663,  as  were  the  castles 
of  several  dangerous  Norman  Barons.  However,  during  the  French  Revo- 
lution it  was  used  as  a  prison,  and  in  1795  was  ceded  by  the  convention  to 
the  Academies  or  Societies  of  Savants,  who  had  hitherto  met  in  the  Louvre ; 
its  name  was  then  changed  to  Palace  de  I'lnstitute,  and  it  was  not  again 
employed  as  a  school. 

Returning  down  the  Seine  from  Paris  to  Havre,  your  Historian  took 
advantage  of  a  batteaux,  plying  between  that  port  and  Trouville,  to  cross 
the  mouth  of  the  Seine  and  again  enter  Normandy,  going  by  rail  from 
Trouville  to  Dives,  an  objective  point  for  the  verification  of  his  records, 
by  obtaining  some  more  tangible  proof  that  the  name  Pomeroy  has  endured 
for  upward  of  900  years.  Dives  is  notable  for  being  the  port  in  which 
the  fleet  assembled  which  conveyed  the  Norman  invaders  to  the  shores  of 
England.  It  is  therefore  an  ancient  town  of  great  interest.  The  first 
structure  that  attracts  the  attention  of  visitors  is  the  old  church  where 
Bishop  Odo,  William's  half-brother,  dispensed  blessings  and  courage  to  the 
army  of  invasion.  Upon  the  wall  over  the  main  entrance  is  placed  a  stone 
tablet  upon  which  the  names  of  the  Sires  and  Tenants-in-Chief,  Companions 
of  William  the  Conqueror  in  his  subjugation  of  England,  are  engraved. 
Conspicuous  in  this  list  is  the  name  of  our  ancestor,  Raoul  de  La  Pommeraie. 
As  this  is  an  evidence  and  a  testimony,  your  Historian  lost  no  time  in 
securing  a  photograph  of  the  entire  list,  which  will  be  readable  in  the  half- 
tone cut  presented  here.  Photographs  were  also  secured  of  the  old  church, 
interior  and  exterior,  used  to  illustrate  these  pages.  This  verification  of 
Pomeroy  tradition  that  our  name  is  very  ancient  and  distinctive,  is  indeed 
gratifying.  Further  investigation  located  the  monument  or  collonne  il- 
lustrated and  described  on  another  page,  erected  to  commemorate  the  great 
campaign  which  gave  to  our  forefather  those  broad  and  fertile  manors  in  the 
heart  of  Devonshire,  and  Devonshire  is  the  gem  of  England  today.  And  the 
dwellers  in  the  Channel  Islands,  which  belonged  to  Normandy,  naively  insist 
that  the  "Channel  Islands  do  not  belong  to  England,  but  that  England 
belongs  to  them,"  and  they  say  it  in  their  Norman-French  language. 

Situated  at  the  small  village  of  Dives,  near  the  sea-coast  in  Calvados, 
is  the  hostellerie  de  Guillaume  le  Conquerant,  one  of  the  most  ancient  and 
celebrated  inns  of  France.  It  looks  out  over  the  barren  waste  of  land  which 
has  reclaimed  itself  from  the  channel,  and  it  was  from  here  that  William, 
Duke  of  the  Normans,  set  forth  for  the  conquest  of  England. 

The  ancient  harbor  at  the  mouth  of  the  river  Dives  has  been  filled  up 
with  sand,  and  a  pillar  (described  on  another  page)  marks  the  spot  where 
the  Conqueror  is  supposed  to  have  set  sail.  The  village,  once  an  important 
place  on  the  coast,  contains  some  interesting  carved  houses  and  a  church. 
It  is  an  historic  and  almost  a  sacred  spot,  this  little  Dives,  with  its  famous 
inn,  and  one  to  which  the  pilgrim  may  well  repair  with  pleasure  and 

The  hotel  itself  is  quite  picturesque,  a  wood  and  plaster  construction 
of  the  Norman  type,  built  around  a  court,  with  rambling  rooms  and  exterior 
staircases.  The  beams  are  blackened  with  age  and  carved  in  designs  of 
the  sixteenth  century,  and  the  comers  of  the  court  are  softened  by  climb- 

I^tatnr^  of  tlj?  Pom^rny  iFamtlg  10 

ing  roses,  wistaria,  and  other  vines.  They  riot  about  the  quaint  balconies 
of  the  second  story,  and  ornament  them  with  floral  decorations  charming  to 
behold.  This  is  the  ideal  of  the  French  inn,  and  is  so  well  known  and 
appreciated  that  its  fame  has  gone  over  the  world. 

The  heroic  equestrian  bronze  statue  of  the  Conqueror  at  Falaise  is 
admirably  executed,  and  well  placed  to  attract  quick  interest  from  all 
visitors.  This  old  walled  city  is  the  birthplace  of.  William,  and  though  a 
minor  and  of  illegitimate  birth  he  was  accepted  as  Duke  of  the  Normans  on 
the  death  of  his  father.  That  part  of  his  reign,  which  comes  between  the 
battle  of  Val-es-Dunes  and  the  invasion  of  England  was  the  great  day 
of  Normandy  as  a  wholly  independent  power. 

But  your  Historian  was  too  far  north  to  become  personally  familiar 
with  the  Norman  home  of  our  great  ancestor,  and  transportation  being 
uncertain  in  the  French  language,  he  made  another  invasion  in  the  Chan- 
nel passenger  steamer  Princess  Ena,  Arthur  Noble  Pomeroy,  First  Officer, 
the  port  of  destination  being  St.  Malo,  by  way  of  the  Race  and  Swinge 
past  the  Channel  Islands.  About  6.00  a.  m.  we  ran  into  a  fog  and  cast 
anchor  between  Alderney  and  Cape  la  Hague,  lying  there  until  4.00  p.  m. 
and  did  not  reach  St.  Malo  until  8.00  o'clock. 

Castle  Cornet,  on  the  island  of  Guernsey,  which  we  passed  soon  after 
the  fog  lifted,  has  been  a  stronghold  of  importance  since  the  days  of 
Henry  11.  Down  to  1672  it  was  the  residence  of  the  Governor  of  the  Island. 
Here  was  the  prison  in  which  Gen.  Lambert  and  other  noted  persons  were 
confined.  During  Edward  III.'s  reign  the  French  attacked  Castle  Cornet 
but  could  not  hold  it  for  long.  In  1372  the  Castle  saw  some  fierce  fighting. 
Ivan  de  Galles,  a  Welshman  whose  father  had  been  executed  by  Edward 
III.  and  whose  estates  had  been  forfeited,  obtained  ships  and  assistance 
from  Charles  V.  of  France.  He  landed,  and,  after  a  severe  battle,  defeated 
Edmund  Ross,  the  Governor,  who  fled  to  Castle  Cornet.  Here  he  was 
safe.  Captain  William  Pomeroy  (see  024  and  letter  from  the  Duke 
of  Brittany),  a  noted  and  scientific  artillerist,  was  in  command;  the  Castle 
was  strong  and  well  protected  by  artillery.  The  siege  was  finally  abandoned 
by  Ivan  under  the  advice  of  the  French  King. 

In  December,  1643,  three  commissioners  of  Guernsey,  who  were  in- 
vested by  Parliament  with  plenary  powers  and  instructions  to  seize  the 
person  of  Sir  Peter  Osborne  (the  Royalist  Governor)  at  Castle  Cornet, 
were  by  strategy,  enticed  to  the  castle  and  were  themselves  imprisoned 
with  promise  of  short  shift.  During  the  night  they  cut  their  way  through 
the  floor  into  a  room  below,  where  was  stored  some  cotton.  A  rope  was 
made  from  the  cotton  by  means  of  which  the  commissioners  escaped, 
although  fired  upon  by  the  sentries. 

A  few  years  later  the  castle  was  still  held  for  the  King.  The  garrison 
capitulated  on  December  15,  1651,  being  the  last  in  the  British  Isles  to 
submit  to  the  Long  Parliament.  In  1672  the  Castle  was  partially  blown  up 
through  lightning  firing  the  powder  magazine.  Subsequently  it  was  re- 
garded unfavorably  as  a  stronghold,  for  many  of  the  defences  were  in 
ruins.  It  has  since  been  repaired  and  accommodates  the  royal  artillery, 
but  for  practical  purposes  of  war  its  duties  have  been  taken  over  by  Fort 

George.     Castle  Cornet  stands  on  the  outermost  projection  of  the  pier  in 
the  harbor  of  St.  Peter  Port. 

The  city  of  St.   Alalo  is  built  upon  the  rock  of  St  Aaron,  at  the 
mouth  of  the  river  Ranee,  and  the  quaint  houses  are  inclosed  by  imposing 
ramparts.     St.  Malo,  the  walled  city,  is  on  the  left,  and  as  the  Princess  Ena 
approaches  there  is  a  splendid  view.     The  cathedral  dates  from  the  ninth 
century.     The  expedition  we  are  now  about  to  proceed  with  will  be  in  the 
nature  of  a  forced  march  and  we  must  go  forward.     The  primitive  rail- 
ways through  Normandy  are  very  accommodating,   as  one  must  change 
cars  at  nearly  every  station,  thus  affording  the  tourist  an  opportunity  of 
becoming  acquainted  with  each  hamlet  on  the  line  while  waiting  for  the 
connection.     After  leaving  St.  Malo  we  made  stops  of  some  duration  at 
Dinan  and  Dol,  before  reaching  Pontorson,   where  a  change  is  made  to 
tram-cars  which  run  to  St.  Michael's  ]Mount.     Dinan  is  also  a  walled  city 
and  actually  betrays  its  age,  having  been  founded  about  the  time  that  RoUo 
acquired  the  province  of  Normandy,  911  A.  D.     There  is  also  a  castle  or 
prison  here  which  frowns  upon  the  sluggish  river  Ranee.     Bertrand  du 
Glesclin  is  the  hero  of  Dinan.     He  was  Constable  of  France,  1314-1380, 
and  there  is  a  statue  to  his  honor  near  the  center  of  the  place  where  he 
met  an  English  knight  in  single  combat  and  overthrew  him.    The  Castle  was 
erected  in  1380  by  Duke  John  of  Brittany.    Dol  has  a  magnificent  cathedral. 
It  does   seem  that   if  these  people   had  a  fine   church   edifice  they  were 
well  equipped  for  life  against  all  the  ills  of  the  cold  world.     The  castle  at 
Dol  is  owned  by  the  Chateaubriand  family.     It  is  a  few  miles  away  from 
the  town  and  is  one  of  the  few  remaining  fortresses  of  the  Norman  period. 
One  of  the  chief  curiosities  of  the  village  is  the  ]\Ienhir   Stone,  and  to 
insure  its  orthodoxy  it  supports  a  cross  at  the  summit.     But  as  we  are 
searching  for  records  we  will  proceed  to  Mount  St.  Michael,  as  Pontorson's 
only  attraction  is  a  fine  Norman  church  and  railway  center.    We  reach  the 
Mount,  the  last  mile  along  a  causeway,  like  that  at  i\Iount  St.  Michael  in. 
Cornwall,  built  in  1880,  to  facilitate  the  passage  over  treacherous  sands. 
St.  Michael's  Mount  in  Normandy,  the  counterpart  of  St.  Michael's 
Mount  in  Cornwall,  is  rich  in  historic  interest,  and  during  King  John's 
reign  touching  intimately  the  Pomeroy  ancestry.     It  has  been  said  that  the 
"foolish  Couesnon  river  (between  Brittany  and  Normandy),  by  its  innum- 
erable turnings  placed  St.  Michael's  Mount  in  the  territory  of  Normandy, 
when  it  logically  belonged  to  Brittany."     This  view  was  also  entertained 
by  many  of  the  Kings  of  France,  and  several  efforts  were  made  to  secure 
possession   of   it  by   storm   and   strategy.     The    Mount   has   at   all   times 
attracted  the  attention  of  warriors,  and  the  granite  cone,  75  meters  (about 
260  feet)    high,  which  constitutes   its  base,   has  always  been   surmounted 
by  a  temple  and  fortress.     The  Gauls  had  there  a  college  for  druidresses 
where  they  gave  oracles.     The  Romans,  masters  of  Gaul,  abolished  the 
religion  of  the  Druids  and  raised  an  altar  to  Jupiter  on  the  Mount,  which 
then  took  the  name  of  Jupiter's  Mount.     The  Franks,  when  they  became 
Christians,  elevated  on  the  south  side  of  the  rock  two  oratories.    Eventually, 
the  Mount  was  acquired  by  Richard  I.,  Duke  of  Normandy,  son  of  William 
Longsword,  who  took  down  the  oratories,  and  in  966  had  built  on  the 
summit  of  the  granite  rock  an  immense  church,  surrounded  by  spacious 

and  enduring  embrasures.     Then  in  a  chart  ratified  by  King  Lothaire,  and 
by    a    bull    of    Pope    John    XII,.    he    installed    there    thirtv    Benedictine 
monks.     From  1017  to  1023  Richard  11.  (The  Good),  Duke  of  Normandy, 
son  of  Richard  L,  laid  the  foundation  of  a  still  larger  edifice,  enlarging 
the   surface   by   massive   arches.      These   subterranean   constructions    form 
part  of  the  foundation  of  the  fortress  and  church.     In  walking  through 
the  domed  apartments  one  feels  oppressed  by,  the  immensity  and  weight 
of  the   structure.      In   the   fifteenth    century   the   Abbey   of   St.    Michael's 
Mount  attained  the  apogee  of  its  grandeur.'    It  possessed  bv  gift  not  only 
Tombelaine  (another  granite  rock  lying  all  but  submerged  to  the  Channe'l 
front),  but  also  the  Chansy  Isles,  Jersey,  Guernsey,  and  even  some  terri- 
tory in  England,  including  Cornwall.     St.   :\Iichael's  :Mount  was  the  last 
stronghold   remaining  to   King  John   in   Normandy.     An   engraving  pre- 
sents a  vivid  picture  of  the  batde  on  the  strand  when  Philip  II.  of  France 
obtained  possession  of  the  fortress,  and  King  John  acquired  the  surname 
of  John  Lackland.     However,  the  English  in  turn  made  frequent  attacks 
upon  the  :Mount,  and  it  was  not  until  the  treaty  of  peace  in  1450  that  the 
abbey  was  delivered  from  its  enemies.     It  is  interesting  to  note  that  the 
History  of  King  Henry  VHI.  gives  Sir  Gyles  de  La  Pomerov  the  honor 
of  writmg  the  treaty  of  peace  which  ended  the  one  hundred  years  war 
between  France  and  England.     Sir  Gyles  de  La  Pomerov  was  the  French 
Ambassador  to  the  Court  of  St.  James. 

Avranches  is  another  walled  small  city,  set  on  a  hill,  and  is  fourteen 
miles  from  Pontorson.  It  is  old  and  substantially  built  and  quite  inter- 
estmg  with  its  splendid  churches,  the  botanical  gardens,  and  museums.  It 
IS  here  that  the  penitential  stone  of  Henry  II.  is  located  (formerly  the 
Cathedral  doorstep),  on  which  the  King  knelt  and  received  absolution  for 
the  sin  he  swore  to  the  Pope's  legates  that  he  had  neither  committed  nor 
desired.     The  inscription  recites: 

"On  this  stone  here  at  the  door  of  the  Cathedral  of  Avranches  after 
the  murder  of  Thomas  a'  Becket,  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  Henry  II., 
King  of  England  and  Duke  of  Normandy,  received  on  his  knees  from  the 
legates  of  the  Pope  the  apostolic  absolution,  on  Sunday,  21st  May,  1172." 
_  From  the  great  park  here  may  be  seen  perhaps  the  finest  panorama 
in  France,  and  in  a  circuit  of  about  twenty  miles  are  located  the  towns  of 
Mortain,  the  home  of  the  half-brother  of  WilHam  the  Conqueror;  Con- 
tanville,  the  home  of  Herlwin,  Viscount  de  Vernon,  father  of  Bishop  Odo 
and  Robert  de  Mortaine ;  Vere,  Falaise,  Coutances,  the  home  of  Bishop  of 
Coutances,  which  is  but  a  few  miles  distant  from  St.  Saveur  de  La 
Pommeraie,  the  home  of  Radulphus,  the  ancestor  of  the  American  Pomerovs 
which  stands  some  two  miles  to  the  left  of  the  railroad ;  also  La  Pommerav' 
lying  between  Pontorson  and  Pontaubault,  near  the  railroad;  St.  Lo  the 
w^-  °^  ^^chard  de  Bienfaite,  son  of  Gilbert  Crispin,  (the  guardia'n  of 
Wilham  the  Conqueror),  and  his  brother  Baldwin  de  Mules  de  Brionne, 
Ctarl  of  Devonshire),  Bienfaite  being  founder  of  the  house  of  Clare; 
ijougeres,  Montseret,  and  other  hamlets,  some  with  thatched  roofs.  All  of 
the  names  of  these  Norman  towns  were  borne  by  companions  of  William 
and  will  be  found  by  the  reader  inscribed  on  the  tablet  from  the  church  at 
Uives.   Leaving  Coutances,  and  going  north  by  the  railroad  lined  with  apple 

13  AttrfBtora  in  Nnnnanlig 

orchards,  Falaise  was  soon  reached.  From  here  a  dog  cart,  similar  to  those 
used  in  Devon,  but  of  stronger  build,  conveyed  your  Historian  to  the  child- 
hood home  of  our  great  ancestor.  St.  Sauveur  de  La  Pommeraie.  No  one 
would  harbor  the  thought  that  this  was  the  home  of  one  of  those  turbulent 
spirits  which  went  forth  to  battle  and  to  conquest.  The  dress,  the  stature 
and  the  customs  of  the  present-day  Norman  have  none  of  the  aggressive 
force  of  the  habitat  of  the  tenth  century,  although  this  thatched-roof  hamlet 
is  perhaps  in  the  enjoyment  of  the  same  commercial  enterprise  of  that  age. 
But  as  far  as  business  activity  is  concerned  it  may  not  be  so  far  behind 
Beaminster,  the  English  home  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy.  our  immediate  ancestor. 
He  departed  in  1630,  not  only  to  escape  undesirable  religious  and  political 
conditions,  but  the  inertia  of  the  industrial  perspective.  He  doubtless 
found  it  impossible  to  live  among  the  environments  which  obtaiiied  at  Bea- 
minster without  an  actual  living  income,  continuous  and  independent  of 
mental  or  manual  labor,  as  no  one  appeared  to  have  anything  to  do.  It 
has  been  said  that  there  were  still  some  evidences  of  a  ruined  castle  here 
at  St.  Sauveur  de  La  Pommeraie.  but  time  has  smothered  them,  the  only  break 
in  the  surface  of  the  earth  and  the  surrounding  foliage  being  about  a  mile 
distant  from  the  hamlet  with  its  attractive  church,  near  the  headvv"aters  of 
the  River  Taute.  To  the  north  and  east  is  Baieux  (Bessin),  famous  for 
its  old  tapestries.  On  one  of  them,  during  the  reign  of  Edward  the  Con- 
fessor, Harold  the  Saxon  is  represented  as  marching  with  the  Norman 
William  to  Mount  Saint  Michel,  there  crossing  the  Coueson  river,  and 
having  many  of  the  men  in  danger  from  the  quicksands  now  there.  In 
the  tapestry  Mount  Saint  Michel  is  represented  by  a  castle  upon  a  small 
hillock.     The  Duke  and  his  army  appear  on  horseback. 

Continuing  the  journey  through  La  ^^lanche,  we  reached  in  due  time 
the  city  of  Cherbourg,  the  chief  naval  station  of  France,  near  the  western 
extremity  of  the  Cotentin  peninsula.  The  extensive  breakwater  which  pro- 
tects the  harbor  was  undertaken  by  Napoleon  and  was  not  completed  until- 
1850.  It  contains  a  large  naval  dockyard,  and  is  defended  at  the  eastern 
approach  to  the  harbor  by  Fort  Imperial  on  the  Isle  Pelee,  and  Fort 
Chavagnac,  equally  powerful,  defends  the  western  entrance.  The  naval 
dockyard  lies  to  the  northwest  of  the  town,  and  the  docks  are  of  great 
dimensions,  allowing  war  vessels  of  deep  draught  to  enter  fully  equipped 
with  guns  and  stores.  A  line  of  passenger  steamers  owned  by  the  London 
and  Southwestern  railway  plies  regularly  from  Southampton  to  Cherbourg. 
and  it  was  upon  the  small  steamer  Southwestern  that  your  Historian  crossed 
the  English  Channel  and  returned  to  London,  with  corroborative  evidence 
that  the  Pomeroy  name  has  endured  for  nine  hundred  years,  and  that  our 
ancestor  left  monuments  behind  him  of  villages  which  still  bear  his  name. 

0tr  SabulpIiuH  ht  Ca  J^nmm^rai^,  Ban  nf  Sug^r 

Many  of  those  interested  in  the  Pomeroy  Family  History  who  have 
followed  up  the  work  of  the  Secretary  and  Annalist,  will  recognize  some 
of  the  material  introduced  in  this  prelude  to  the  activities  of  the  race  in 
Normandy  and  England,  as  having  been  transcribed  from  the  Pomeroy 
pamphlet,  "Romance  and  History  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy 's  Ancestors  in 
Normandy  and  England,"  and  from  "The  Journal  of  American  History," 

1910,  in  which  appeared  a  Pomeroy  article,  illustrated.  However,  it  is 
necessary  to  reproduce  some  of  the  matter  referred  to  in  the  Genealogical 
Book  in  order  that  we  may  approach  the  great  collection  of  English  vital 
statistics  pertaining  to  the  Pomeroy  race  in  a  logical  manner  and  by  chrono- 
logical sequence,  to  demonstrate  the  great  influence  of  the  race  on  English 
and  American  civilization. 

Charles  the  Simple  was  King  of  France  when  Rollo,  or  Rolf-Ganger, 
a  Norwegian  Chief,  succeeded  in  establishing  himself  and  his  followers 
in  Nonnandy  as  an  invader,  and  there  was  no  peace  until  King  Charles 
gave  up  to  him  the  entire  province  and  his  sister  in  marriage.  The 
Scandinavian  history  is  as  poetic  as  that  of  the  Greeks,  and  as  brave  as 
that  of  the  Romans.  Although  the  Scandinavians  did  not  represent  a 
nation,  they  did  represent  a  people,  a  race  of  warlike  men,  with  ambitions 
and  purposes  in  common.  Their  energy  and  enterprise  of  conquest  caused 
the  results  which  have  been  looming  large  before  the  world.  They  lived 
as  plain  people  of  endurance  and  as  conquerors.  From  the  desolation  of 
ice  in  which  they  were  born  and  nurtured,  they  sailed  out  in  their  small 
dragon  ships  and  conquered  England,  Scotland,  Ireland,  France,  Italy  and 
Russia,  and  having  discovered  Greenland  and  Iceland,  colonized  them.  It 
is  insisted  with  some  proof  that  they  crossed  the  Atlantic  in  their  small 
ships  of  war  and  discovered  this  continent  years  before  Columbus,  and  that 
they  anchored  in  Vineyard  Sound  and  left  a  monument  of  their  presence 
behind  them.    And  wherever  they  went  they  ruled  as  men  of  might. 

Radulphus  de  Pomeraie  of  La  Pomeraie,  in  Normandy,  was  a  descen- 
dant of  the  Norsemen,  and  a  companion  of  William  the  Conqueror.  Free- 
man in  his  History  of  England  has  said  the  "Normans  in  the  time  of 
William  were  the  most  turbulent  and  aggressive  class  in  Europe ;"  but  those 
war-sons  of  the  mysterious  North  were  a  magnificent  race  of  men,  and 
eventually  produced  the  noblest  elements  of  civilization,  a  tribute  to  their 
persistent  energy  and  firm  determination  to  improve  their  condition. 

"POMERAIE:  Castellans  of  La  Pommeraie,  Normandy." — (De  Gerville 
Anchiens  Chateaux  de  la  Manche.)  ' 

"A  fragment  of  this  Norman  stronghold  still  remains  in  the  Cinglais,  not 
far  from  Falaise.  It  is  there  called  Chateau  Ganne  (Ganelon's  Castle),  a 
name  given  in  Normandy  to  more  than  one  such  ruin,  and  commemorating  the 
infamous  traitor  of  Romance,  who  betrayed  the  Christian  host — 

'When  Charlemagne  with  all  his  peerage  fell 
By  Fontarabia!' 

"It  is  really  the  Chateaux  de  la  Pommeraie,  and  here  no  doubt  was  the 
original  'Pomeraie,'  or  orchard  which  gave  name  to  the  stronghold  of  the 
family." — (Handbook  of  Devon.) 


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It  has  been  asserted  by  historians  that,  "The  science  which  treats  of 
the  origin  and  descent  of  families  is  not  less  important  to  the  living  than 
the  knowledge  of  history  and  geography."  It  teaches  us  to  distinguish  and 
know  those  who  have  had  an  influence  for  good  on  the  destinies  of  the 
country  in  which  they  lived,  and  the  character  of  those  whose  activities 
have  been  beneficial  to  their  fellow-men ;  also,  to  give  us  clear  and  explicit 
knowledge  of  the  degree  of  relationship  that  exists  among  us. 

Mr.'  Kech,  the  historian,  says :  'The  House  of  Capet  is  the  only  one 
that  can  boast  of  a  pedigree  that  reaches  back  to  the  middle  of  the  ninth 
century-;  and  that  few  families  who  have  occupied  the  thrones  of  former 
dynasties  in  Europe,  can  trace  their  genealogy  beyond  the  twelfth  cen- 
tury;" and  those  royal  houses  have  been  closely  cared  for  in  their  integrity 
by  official  scribes.  It  is  to  be  considered,  then,  almost  impossible  for  a 
private  family  to  trace  its  lineage  back  to  the  eleventh  century  under  the 
name  of  its  first  progenitor.  However,  the  famous  Roll  of  Battle  Abbey 
has  always  been  considered  by  old  families  in  England  as  a  good  foundation 
upon  which  to  build  ancestral  lines,  and  we  will  abide  by  that. 

In  the  present  generation  no  one  would  invest  many  pounds  sterling  to 
have  his  name  added  to  that  Roll,  and  the  monks  would  drive  but  a  sorry 
trade  in  comparison  with  their  former  enterprise,  as  they  were  then  very 
accommodating.  The  pride  of  ancestry  has  in  a  great  measure  passed  away ; 
and  the  submerging  wave  of  democracy  is  day  by  day  obliterating  the  old 
traditions  that  were  once  held  so  dear,  and  in  many  instances  there  is  not 
sufficient  earnestness  to  enable  one  to  complete  a  Family  ^losaic.  Of  the 
great  array  of  time-honored  names  which  first  appeared  on  the  Battle  Abbey 
Roll,  it  is  believed  that  very  few  are  now  borne  by  representatives  in  the 
male  line.  Some  descendants  survive  under  the  names  of  their  manors, 
for  which,  according  to  the  early  medieval  practice  still  prevalent  in 
Scotland  and  England,  they  exchange  their  own.  More  still  are  probably 
lost  to  sight  in  poverty  and  obscurity  and  have  broken  all  the  links  which 
connected  them  with  their  former  degree.  The  class  included  in  this 
latter  category,  though  unknown  and  almost  unsuspected,  is  a  very  consid- 
erable one.  Especially  is  this  true  of  the  younger  branches  of  the  parent 

An  extract  from  England  and  the  English  on  this  subject,  offers  the 
following  testimony:  "William  the  Conqueror  divided  England  among  the 
commanders  of  his  army,  and  conferred  about  twenty  earldoms ;  not  one  of 

these  exist  todav.  Nor  do  any  of  the  honors  conferred  bv  WilHani  Rufus. 
1087-1100;  Hen'rv  I.,  1100-1135;  Stephen,  1135-1154;  Henry  II.,  1154-1189; 
Richard  I.,  1189-1199;  or  John,  1199-1216.  All  the  dukedoms  created  from 
the  institution  of  Edward  III.,  1327-1377,  down  to  the  commencement  of  the 
reign  of  Charles  11. ,  1649,  except  Norfolk,  Somerset  and  Cornwall  (the  title 
held  by  the  Prince  of  Wales),  have  perished.  Winchester  and  Worcester,  the 
latter  merged  in  the  dukedom  of  Beaufort,  are  the  only  marquisates  older 
than  George  III.,  1760-1820.  Of  all  the  earldoms  conferred  by  the  Normans, 
Plantagenets,  and  Tudors,  only  eleven  remain,  and  six  of  these  are  merged 
in  higher  honors." 

At  times,  the  old  knights  of  the  Pomeroy  race  made  some  splendid 
errors  in  the  strife  for  fame  and  fortune.  However,  those  mistakes  con- 
sisted chiefly  in  their  determination  to  hold  with  the  strong  hand  the 
honors  they  had  won  on  the  field  of  battle,  and  to  improve  the  condition 
of  their  retainers.  It  was  for  these  reasons  that  they  were  so  frequently 
found  in  arms  against  constituted  authority;  or  in  rebellion  against  un- 
desirable political  or  religious  conditions.  If  there  were  no  cause  for  per- 
sonal dissatisfaction  they  were  to  be  found  fighting  by  the  side  of  their 
King  when  he  was  at  war  with  a  foreign  enemy. 

It  seems  to  the  writer,  however,  that  the  best  characteristics  the 
American  people  have  developed  are  inherited  from  those  noble  men  and 
women  who  gave  up  all  of  their  Old  World  comforts,  their  life  of  com- 
parative ea§e  and  safety,  for  convictions  of  right  and  liberty  of  conscience, 
with  a  courage  which  the  civilization  and  privileges  we  enjoy  today  prevent 
any  of  us  from  equalling.  It  is,  however,  our  privilege,  and  it  is  considered 
our  duty,  now  that  we  have  attained  to  the  best  conditions  that  the  most 
sanguine  of  those  early  pioneers  in  America  even  conjectured,  to  go  back  to 
the  dusty  records  of  the  Feudal  Age,  and  bring  forward  our  ancestors. 
Individuals  of  the  Pomeroy  Family  have  been  at  work  to  that  end  for 
twenty  years  and  more  in  a  desultory  way. 

Eltweed  (Ethelweed)  (Eltwood)  Pomeroy,  the  progenitor  of  the  race 
in  America  bearing  that  name, 

Stands  on  the  far  frontier  of  the  Border  land, 
Where  we  can  note  the  merge  when  light  and  shadow  meet 
And  death  comes  swinging  by  zvith  rapid  feet, 

the  conjunction  between  the  undesirable  conditions  in  the  Old  World  and 
the  splendid  achievements  in  the  New.  While  the  interest  in  the  Pomeroy 
Family  Tree  is  not  limited  to  its  being  rooted  in  aristocratic  soil,  that 
interest  is  also  quite  profound  and  has  its  right  to  be  considered.  As  hered- 
itary surnames  were  not  in  universal  use  until  the  close  of  the  eleventh 
century,  it  is  proper  and  perhaps  essential  in  the  interest  of  genealogical 
accuracy  that  we  should  furnish  testimony  to  sustain  the  claim  that  we  are 
entitled  to  the  name  "Pomeroy"  and  its  derivation.  Bardsley,  in  "English 
Surnames,"  asserts  that  the  Normans  first  established  surnames  in  England, 
and  that  before  the  close  of  the  eleventh  century  "Fathers  had  no  definite 
soubriquet  to  hand  down  to  their  children  with  other  property.  In  fact 
the  name  of  Ralph  Pomeraie's  father  was  simply  "Roger,"  the  designation 
being  "of  La  Manche;"  and  his  brother  was  known  as  "William  Capra," 

IZ  ©rtgmal  Snu^Httgatuitta 

who  also  received  from  the  haiids  of  William  the  Conqueror  22,000  acres 
of  Saxon  lands. 

Radulphus  (Ralph)  de  la  Pomeraie  of  St.  Samneur  de  la  Pommeraie, 
in  the  department  of  La  ]Manche,  Normandy,  was  evidently  one  of  the  first 
to  be  dignified  with  a  surname,  and  as  it  is  a  place  name  it  may  be  con- 
jectured that  he  was  a  man  of  some  note  in  the  eleventh  century.  He,  in 
turn,  conferred  it  upon  his  stronghold,  Beri  Pomeraie. -(now  spelled  Berry 
Pomeroy),  which  is  evidence  that  notwithstanding-  the  difference  in  the 
spelling  the  name  is  identical.  Perhaps  quotations  from  other  authorities 
on  the  method  of  spelling  the  name  may  be  of  interest : 

"The  Norman  People"  says :  Pomerais  were  Castillians  of  La  Pomerai. 
as  do  Dugdale,  Banks  and  Hovedon.  The  Frazier  Magazines  spell  it 
Pomerai.  In  Victoria  History,  Exon  Domesday  Book,  and  Leland's  Itin- 
erary, Camden  Society,  it  is  given  Pomerei.  Somerset  Domesday  and 
Prince's  "Worthies  of  Devon''  spell  the  name  Pommeraye.  The  Duchess 
of  Cleveland  in  her  "Battle  Abbey  Roll,"  makes  the  name  Pomerie.  Burke's 
Landed  Gentry  says  the  name  was  variously  spelled,  "Pomerae,"  "Pomerei," 
"Pomeraye,"  "Pommeraie,"  and  "Pomeroy,"  until  1540,  when  the  latter 
rendition  was  universally  adopted. 

Palgrave's  Normandy  and  England  says  the  "Cotentin  family  of 

Lamer's  Dictionary  of  Family  Names  gives  it  "Pommeraye"  also. 

The  Penny  Cyclopedia  and  Bardsley's  Surnames,  "Pomeroy,"  as  do 
the  Devonshire  and  Cornwall  Domesday  Surveys.  Beauties  of  England  and 
Wales  and  Fairbaim's  Book  of  Family  Crests  say  "Pomeroy,"  and  Froude's 
England,  Notes  and  Queries  (all  series),  John  Tims'  Abbeys,  Castles,  etc., 
all  spell  "Pomeroy." 

And  I  may  add  that  in  "Massachusetts  Soldiers  and  Sailors  of  the 
Revolutionary  War,"  published  by  the  Secretary  of  that  Commonwealth, 
which  records  the  name  more  than  two  hundred  times,  it  is  spelled  in  many 
different  ways,  beginning  with  "Pamroy,"  running  through  the  vowels 
variously  placed,  and  closing  with  "Pumroy,"  the  editor  in  a  note,  how- 
ever, identifying  all  as  "Pomeroy;"  and  may  "Virtue  and  Courage  be  the 
Companions"  of  all  who  bear  it. 

It  will  be  noted  that  the  descendants  of  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy  who 
were  bom  in  England  and  presented  in  this  genealogical  study,  are  not 
confined  to  the  line  of  the  oldest  son  of  each  family,  but  all  are  carried 
forward  who  have  been  of  record  from  Joscelinus  de  Pomeroy  (1100)  to 
1700  and  more  without  confusion,  as  we  have  collected  them  by  personal 
research,  and  by  the  voluntary  assistance  of  Mrs.  Deborah  Pomeroy  Darling. 

Cotentin,  the  native  home  of  the  Pomeroy  family,  formed  the  most 
important  part  of  the  department  of  La  Manche.  Its  capital  was  Coutances. 
It  was  settled  by  the  Normans,  and  annexed  to  Normandy  in  the  reign  of 
the  second  Duke  of  the  Normans,  William  Longsword,  about  930.  It 
>s  said  that  a  fragment  of  the  Pomeraie  Castle  still  remains  at  Cinglais, 
near  Falais. 

With  these  few  words  by  way  of  qualification,  we  will  accompany 
^ir  Radulphus   (Raoule)   de  la  Pommeraie  into  England,  leaving  behind 

I|l0t0rg  of  th?  j^omgrog  iFamtl^ IS 

an  engraved  testimony  that  he  was  of  Normandy,  and  a  Companion  of 
William,  Duke  of  the  Nonnans : 

There  is  now  a  tablet  on  the  western  wall  of  the  nave  of  the  Church 
at  Dives,  above  the  entrance,  which  contains  a  list  of  the  followers  of 
William  the  Conqueror,  and  in  this  tablet  is  cut  the  name : 

It  was  on  the  17th  day  of  August,  1862,  that  this  list  was  placed  in 
the  church  at  Dives.  It  was  inaugurated  by  the  Societe  Francaise  d' 
Archeologies.  Numerous  delegates  of  learned  societies  of  the  cities  and 
towns  of  Normandy,  and  of  other  provinces,  which  furnished  the  supporters 
of  the  Conqueror,  attended  the  ceremonies.  The  column  to  commemorate 
the  embarkation  was  erected  in  1861  by  M.  de  Caumont  at  his  own  expense. 
The  inscription  to  the  list  of  names  is : 

"Les  Compagnous  de  Guillaume  a  la  Conquete  de  I'Angleterre,  eu  1066; 
par  M.  Leopold  Delisle,  Alembre  de  ITnstitute." 

"The  modest  column  which  is  placed  here  will  tell  to  our  countrymen, 
to  travelers  and  to  seamen,  that  at  the  foot  of  this  slope,  at  the  mouth  of 
the  Dives,  Duke  William  assembled  the  fleet  which  transported  his  powerful 
army  to  the  coast  of  England,  after  having  tarried  some  time  at  St.  Vallery. 
It  will  recall  to  mind  that  this  army  encamped  during  a  month  upon  this 
shore  before  its  embarkation.  Dives  was,  in  the  eleventh  century,  one  of 
the  chief  ports  of  the  Duchy.  It  was  the  natural  port  of  this  vast  plain 
which  separates  us  from  Falaise,  the  cradle  of  the  Conqueror.  It  was  the 
port  of  I'Hiemois,  of  Seez,  and  of  the  Comte  of  Alencon.  From  the  plains 
of  Falaise  and  I'Hiemois,  the  Duke  may  have  shown  his  captains  the 
eminence  upon  which  this  monument  stands,  for  it  is  visible  for  fifteen 
leagues  in  every  direction.     He  may  have  said  to  them: 

"  'Je  vous  denne  rendezvous  siir  cette  colline  au  pied  de  laquelle-  vous 
trouverez  ma  Uotte.'  "* 

In  the  Battle  Abbey  Roll  appears  also  the  name  of  Hugue  Pomeraie, 
who  was  Ralph's  brother,  but  as  the  name  does  not  again  appear  in  English 
history,  or  in  the  Domesday  books,  we  must  assume  that  Hugue  was  either 
slain  in  the  battle  of  Hastings,  October  14,  1066,  or  that  he  had  changed 
his  name  after  he  had  come  into  possession  of  large  estates,  as  was  and 
still  is  the  custom  of  English  land-holders.  The  writer  is  more  inclined 
to  the  theory  that  Hugue  Pomeraie  made  a  change  in  his  name,  as  we  find 
in  the  Domesday  books,  and  the  Victoria  Histories,  a  companion  of  the 
Conqueror  called  WiUiam  Capra,  who  is  credited  by  many  authorities  as 
being  a  brother  of  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeraie,  and  to  whom  William  gave 
forty-six  manors  or  honors,  with  an  area  of  22,000  acres.  As  we  have 
never  seen  the  name  of  William  Capra  quoted  in  any  of  the  so-called  Battle 
Abbey  Rolls,  the  contention  is  that  he  was  the  Hugue  Pomeraie  who  at- 
tended the  Duke  William  into  England. 

After  his  splendid  conquest,  William,  Duke  of  the  Normans,  divided 
such  parts  of  the  territory  of  England  as  did  not  belong  to  himself  by 

■  ' 

•I  will  meet  you  on  this  hill,  at  the  foot  of  which  you  will  find  my  fleet. 

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reservation,  or  to  the  church  by  gift,  into  seven  hundred  baronies,  or  great 
fiefs,  which  he  bestowed  on  his  companions  and  particular  friends,  and 
those  especially  who  had  signalized  themselves  in  his  service,  but  mainly 
on  those  who  had  participated  with  him  in  the  battle  of  Hastings  or  Senlac. 
These  baronies  were  then  subdivided  into  60.215  knight's  fees.  Several 
generations  elapsed  after  the  Conquest  before  any  one  family  of  Saxon 
derivation  attained  any  considerable  honors  equivalent  to  the  rank  of  Baron 
of  the  Realm. 

Legal  proof  of  a  lineage  for  700  years  is  often  necessary  to  establish 
a  claim  to  a  barony  or  earldom  by  tenure.  In  such  event  the  Domesday 
Books  are  the  last  court  of  appeal.  The  descent  of  property  is  more 
valuable.  The  proof  of  ancient  demesne  still  rests  with  the  Domesdav 
Survey.  The  Victoria  History  states  that  although  the  legal  utility  of  the 
Domesday  record  is  small  the  antiquarian  as  well  as  the  family  or  national 
historian,  "will  find  great  assistance  and  gratification  in  consulting  the 
record,  containing  as  it  does,  the  name  and  title  of  every  person  of  im- 
portance eight  centuries  back,  the  situation,  nature  and  extent  of  all  their 
estateS;  and  in  some  instances,  the  names  of  their  fathers,  wives,  and 
children.  Almost  every  page  of  modern  peerage-books  may  be  referred  to 
as  an  evidence  of  the  utility  and  importance  of  this  first  census  of  England." 

The  writer  has  discovered  to  his  great  satisfaction  that  the  above 
statement  is  literally  true,  and  the  connection  of  the  American  Pomeroys 
with  the  old  English  stock  is  no  longer  a  problem;  on  the  contrary,  it  is 
a  mystery  why  the  conjunction  was  not  discovered  years  ago. 

^tiihtrB  at  iHmih  ut  Som^fibag 

The  Victoria  Histories  of  the  Counties  of  England  include  the  hold- 
ings, by  name,  of  the  manors  or  baronies  acquired  by  the  companions  of 
William  the  Conqueror  after  the  division,  and  from  that  list  I  shall  present 
in  a  brief  extract  the  name  and  location  of  the  various  properties,  together 
with  the  names  of  the  Saxon  owners  and  the  tax  rate,  apportioned  to  Sir 
Radulphus  de  La  Pomeraie  and  his  brother,  William  Capra,  which  may 
be  assumed  as  a  fair  equivalent  for  their  prowess  in  battle  and  the  earnest 
consideration  of  the  Conqueror  as  to  their  importance  in  the  subjugated 

In  order  that  the  reader  may  more  fully  comprehend  the  Norman  and 
Saxon  term  used  in  the  exhibit  which  will  follow,  a  brief  explanation  will 
be  found  of  interest:  In  the  translation  of  the  frequent  phrase,  "On  the 
day  on  which  King  Edward  (The  Confessor)  was  alive  and  dead,"  it  is 
expressed  by  the  letters,  "T.  R.  E."  (tempore  Regis  Edwardi),  that  being 
the  formula  used  throughout  the  "Exchequer  Domesday,"  with  which  this 
extract  has   been   collated. 

It  should  be  remembered  that  the  date  of  the  Domesday  Survey  is 
1086;  that  the  "hide"  was  the  unit  of  assessment  on  which  the  dane-geld 
was  paid;  that  the  "virgate"  was  a  quarter  of  a  hide,  and  a  "ferling" 
a  quarter  of  a  virgate.  A  "ploughland"  consisted  of  as  much  land  as 
eight  oxen  could  cultivate;  in  Devonshire  it  consisted  of  four  ferlings  of 
land,  and  a  ferling  of  land  is  by  later  authorities  universally  identified 
with  sixteen  acres. 

l^tHtory  of  the  Jp^omerog  iFamtlu  20 

The  Domesday  manor  consists  of  demesne  and  villagers'  lands.  Demesne 
is  the  lord's  home-farm;  villagers'  land  is  that  occupied  by  his  dependents 
on  condition  of  cultivating  the  lord's  home-fami  for  him. 

As  regards  identification,  it  should  be  noted  that  the  modern  manor 
or  parish  is  not  co-extensive  with  its  Domesday  equivalent.  The  latter 
in  many  cases  included  several  subsequent  sub-infendations,  and  was,  there- 
fore, considerably  greater  than  the  later  manor.  In  other  cases  the  Domes- 
day manor  w^as  only  a  portion  of  the  estate  of  which  it  bore  the  name,  and 
many  of  these  portions  at  a  later  date  became  known  by  other  names. 

For  the  intelligence  of  those  who  have  not  had  large  experience  in 
early  genealogical  history  in  England  we  w-ill  state  briefly  that  the  abbrevi- 
ations found  in  the  data  pertaining  to  the  parish  records,  inq.  p.  m.,  apply  to 
inquisition  post-mortem  which  are  so  useful  to  one  engaged  in  the  study 
of  antecedents.  These  inquisitions  were  one  of  the  most  distinctive  features 
of  the  feudal  system  in  England,  and  were  introduced  in  the  reign  of  Henry 
III.,  (about  1216).  and  continuing  to  be  held  through  a  course  of  about 
430  years,  were  formally  abolished  on  the  accession  of  Charles  II.  to  the 
throne,  although  they  practically  ceased  to  be  taken  after  1649. 

"When  a  person,  male  or  female,  died  seized  of  lands  in  capite,  that 
is  holding  them  from  the  crown,  a  writ  was  issued  to  the  escheator  of  the 
county  directing  that  an  inquisition  should  be  held  in  order  to  ascertain 
of  what  lands  he  died  seized,  of  whom  and  by  what  services  the.  same 
were  held,  when  he  died,  and  who  was  his  next  heir."  If  the  heir  hap- 
pened to  be  a  minor  the  lands  descending  to  him  were  held  in  ward  by 
the  crown  till  he  came  of  age.  The  wardship  w^as  generally  a  very  lucra- 
tive business,  because  the  rents  and  profits  of  the  estate  went  to  the  person 
having  charge  of  the  heir  till  his  coming  of  age.  so  that  wardships  were 
frequently  bought  from  the  crown  for  large  sums  of  money.  On  the 
heir  attaining  his  majority  he  had  to  sue  out  his  "ousterlemain ;"  in  other 
words,  he  had  to  obtain  delivery  from  the  crown  of  the  lands  for  which 
he  was  in  ward,  after  first  proving  to  the  Court's  satisfaction  that  he  was 
of  age.  As  may  be  expected,  payments  of  a  very  exacting  nature  were 
extorted  on  all  these  occasions  of  death,  proof  of  age  and  delivery  of 
lands.  It  will  be  seen,  therefore,  that  inquisitiones  post-mortem  are  very 
useful  to  genealogists  of  the  present  day,  because  in  them  are  recorded  the 
most  minute  particulars  of  the  deceased's  landed  property,  names  of  manors 
long  since  passed  out  of  existence,  field  names,  names  of  tenants,  etc.,  etc., 
are  often  given,  likewise  many  interesting  details  as  to  the  services  by 
which  the  property  was  held.  The  date  of  the  deceased's  death,  the  heir's 
name,  relationship,  and  age  at  the  time  of  his  predecessor's  death  are  all 
stated  on  the  oath  of  twelve  men  appointed  as  a  jury. 

Proceeding  now  to  a  few  particulars  respecting  the  "Calendar  of 
Inquisitiones  Post-Mortem"  for  the  counties  of  Cornwall  and  Devon,  it 
should  be  remarked  that  in  1806  it  was  ordered  by  Parliament  that  a  Cal- 
endar be  printed  of  the  inquisitiones  then  kept  in  the  Tower  of  London, 
but  since  that  date  deposited  in  the  Public  Record  Office.     These  records 

Zl  ©rtgtnal  SntJ^sttgatuina 

cover  the  period  between  the  reigns  of  Henry  III.  and  Richard  III.,  and 
may  now  be  consulted   in  most  of  the   public  libraries   of  the   kingdom. 

iFirst  Pr00pnttiir5  of  tl]?  ^am^rnij  iFmntlg 

In  every  Human  Life  a  moment  comes  in 
which  all  that  has  been  evolved  from  the 
Generations  culminates. 

The  history  of  the  Pomeroy  race  is  broad  in  reference  to  the  compass, 
the  contents.  A  living  stream  of  fact,  event,  and  episode  lies  behind  it  in 
detail,  while  each  day,  each  hour,  the  stream  of  time  is  adding  new  and 
large  events  and  visions  to  the  cumulated  actors  of  many  centuries.  History 
is  the  delineation  from  the  past  and  present  of  both  the  active  and  passive 
forces  which  have  prevailed  through  the  intelligence  of  human  nature  and 
human  action.  History  informs  us  of  the  results  of  the  human  passion  and 
thought,  which  should  be  comprehended  in  their  chronological  consequences. 
It  concerns  us  to  know  the  steps  by  which  the  Pomeroy  race  have  approached 
the  present  century,  and  the  channels  through  which  they   have  arrived. 

Our  history,  although  not  specific  in  detail,  begins  with  the  succession 
of  the  great  Gothic  tribe  which  formerly  had  their  dwelling  about  the  Black 
Sea  and  the  Sea  of  x^zov,  to  which  this  distinct  tribe  seems  to  have  come  from 
yet  more  eastern  regions,  and  after  erratic  wanderings  up  to  and  along 
the  northern  coasts  of  the  Baltic,  one  branch  finally  spread  itself  over  the 
greater  part  of  Norway,  Sweden  and  the  Danish  Islands,  and  had  nation- 
alized themselves  as  Scandinavians.  They  had  learned  their  might  and 
determined  to  have  by  the  strong  and  ruthless  hand  of  war  all  they  could 
acquire  in  Russia  and  Italy,  and  in  Germany,  France  and  England,  and 
in  any  other  country  on  the  shores  of  which  their  swift  sailing  barques 
could  land  them.  Roger  is  assumed  to  be  a  descendant  of  that  tribe  which 
landed  in  Norway,  and  which  after  they  had  become  possessed  of  Nor- 
mandy, were  known  as  Northmen.  It  was  in  the  Cotentin  Peninsula, 
province  of  La  Manche,  that  he  married  and  passed  his  life. 

a.  ROGER,  (no  surname),  with  his  son,  William  Capra,  was  a  large 
benefactor  to  the  Pomeroy  Abbey  of  Saint  Alary  Du  Val,  in  Nor- 
mandy.— (Calendar  of  Documents,  France,  p.  536.) 

.01     Radulphus  de  La  Pommeraie.  + 

b.  HuGUE  Pommeraie:  Companion  of  William  the  Conqueror  at  the 
battle  of  Hastings.  He  was  either  slain  in  the  battle  of  Hastings 
or  changed  his  name. 

c  William  Capra  :  Companion  of  William  the  Conqueror  at  the  battle 
of  Hastings.  He  was  also  called  William  Chievre,  and  is  No.  19 
in  the  Exchequer  Book. 

(L  Beatrice  (Beatrix)  Abbess  of  the  Benedictine  Abbey  of  St.  Michael's 
Mount,  Cornwall.  She  held  from  her  brother,  William  Capra, 
Yardelston  and  West  Budleigh,  in  Tiverton,  where  she  had  seven 

villeins,  six  bordars,  three  serfs,  ten  beasts,  twenty  sheep,  eighteen 
goats,  forty  acres  of  woodland,  fifteen  acres  of  meadow,  and  two 
hundred  acres  of  pasture.  She  also  held  Bradford  of  her  brother,  and 
added  to  it  Toredona,  and  she  probably  lived  at  the  latter  place. 
Beatrice  also  held  a  manor  at  Nether  Stowey  of  Ralf  de  Pomerei 
and  is  entered  in  the  Exchequer  Book  as  Ralf's  sister. 

•  This  small  tablet  of  a  native  Norman  family  is  presented  to  the 
Pomeroy  race  in  America  merely  for  the  purpose  of  imparting  the  fact 
that  through  the  admirable  system  of  keeping  records  in  England  a  family  of 
some  importance  and  renown  may  be  traced  for  about  one  thousand  years 
without  the  loss  of  any  member  who  has  been  of  record  in  that  country. 

It  is  not  the  intention  of  the  Historian  to  number  any  member  of  this 
family  in  the  American  Pomeroy  Mosaic  except  our  direct  ancestor  with 
the  Pomeroy  name.  Although  Roger  is  introduced  to  you  as  father  of  Sir 
Ralf  de  La  Pommeraie,  there  is  every  evidence  of  assurance  that  the  latter 
was  the  first  to  bear  our  ancient  and  distinctive  name. 

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"There  is  regard  for  ancestry  which  nour- 
ishes only  a  weak  pride;  but  there  is  also  a 
moral  and  philosophical  respect  for  our  an- 
cestry which  elevates  the  character  and  im- 
proves the  heart.  Next  to  the  sense  of  reli- 
gious duty  and  moral  feeling,  I  hardly  know 
what  should  bear  with  stronger  obligation  on 
a  liberal  and  enlightened  mind  than  a  con- 
sciousness of  alliance  with  excellence  which 
has  departed." — Daniel   Webster. 

.01  RADULPHUS  de  La  POMMERAIE,  b.  at  St.  Sauveur  de  La 
Pommeraie.  in  the  Province  of  La  Manche,  Normandy,  circa,  1030, 
son  of  Roger,  (no  surname)  ;  benefactor  to  the  Hospital  of 
St.  John  the  Baptist,  at  Falaise,  Normandy;  companion  of  WilHam 
the  Conqueror  in  the  subjugation  of  England;  in  the  battle  of 
Hastings  A.  D.  14  October,  1066 ,  his  rank  in  the  army  of  the  Duke 
of  the  Normans  being  equivalent  to  that  of  Chief-of-Staff  as  it  is 
designated  in  the  present  day.  He  received  for  his  assistance  in 
that  fateful  battle  fifty-eight  Lordships  in  County  Devon,  three  in 
Somerset,  and  two  in  Cornwall,  besides  sixteen  entered  upon.  He 
was  one  of  the  first  to  acquire  a  family  or  surname,  and  he  may 
therefore  be  considered  as  a  prominent  man  in  his  native  province. 
Lower,  in  his  "Dictionary  of  Family  Names  of  the  United  King- 
dom," says:  "This  parish  (De  La  Pommeraie)  gave  name  to  a 
great  family,  mentioned  in  Domesday  Book  and  by  Brompton,  and 
the  name  was  in  turn  conferred  upon  Berry  Pomeroy,  County 
Devon,  England."  The  locality  which  Sir  Radulphus  de  La 
Pommeraie  selected  for  the  construction  of  the  celebrated  strong- 
hold which  still  bears  his  name,  is  not  far  from  the  River  Dart. 
The  Castle  stands  upon  a  rocky  eminence  and  cannot  be  success- 
fully attacked  except  in  its  front,  because  of  the  precipitous  nature 
of  other  approaches.  This  was  the  chief  seat  of  the  Pommeraie 
family  for  five  hundred  years.  During  the  first  census  of  England, 
1087,  Sir  Ralph  de  La  Pommerai  was  chosen,  with  one  other,  a  com- 

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collected  in  Devon  under  the  "Domesday  Survey." 

Married.     (Our  authorities  do  not  give  the  name  of  his  wife.) 
2d  gen.    Children: 
.02    JoscELiNUS  DE  PoMERiA,  son  and  heir;  b.  in  Normandy.  + 
.03    William  de  Pomerai,  b.  in  England.  + 


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presented  here  were  taken  of  Sir  Radulphus  de  La  Pomeroy's  holdings  at 
the  time  the  first  survey  and  census  of  England  were  made  properly  finds 
a  place  in  tlfis  History.  This  document  is  an  exact  fac-simile  of  the  original 
Domesday  Book  and  was  secured  by  means  of  photo-zincography  by  Col. 
Sir  H.  James,  Re.  Frs.  at  the  ordnance  survey  office,  Southampton,  by  Her 
Majesty's  command.  The  photo-zincograph  is  an  adaptation  from  the  chromo- 
carbon  process  so  that  a  photograph  can  be  at  once  transferred  to  plates 
of  zinc  or  stone  for  printing  as  by  the  ordinary  methods.  By  this  method 
of  photography  there  is  no  opportunity  for  any  one  so  inclined  to  change 
in  any  respect  the  integrity  of  the  original  document.  In  fact  the  original 
document  is  not  even  handled  or  touched  by  the  copyist,  as  each  leaf  of 
the  book  is  placed  in  succession  before  the  camera  by  the  officer  from  the 
Public  Record  Office,  London,  in  whose  charge  it  constantly  remains,  and. 
sometimes  after  an  exposure  of  only  twenty  seconds,  the  copy  is  taken. 

In  the  copy  of  this  Famous  Domesday  Book  now  in  the  possession  of 
your  Historian  a  red  line  is  run  through  the  names  of  places,  and  some- 
times through  the  names  of  persons,  as  if  to  erase  or  mark  them  out.  These 
lines  will  appear  in  the  half-tone  or  etching  used  in  this  History.  This 
is  peculiar  to  the  Domesday  Book,  and  is  equivalent  to  the  modern  method 
of  underlining  a  word  or  passage  to  which  it  is  desired  to  direct  particular 
attention.  In  the  title  page  the  old  letters  have  also  been  copied  from  the 
Domesday  Book  itself.  Aly  copy  of  Devenescire  Domesday  Book  contains 
a  photograph  of  the  great  book  in  its  binding  and  of  the  chest  in  which  it 
has  been  preserved  for  825  years. 

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{Please  paste  this  leaflet  into  the Ponteroy  Pamphlet  to  face  page  28.) 

In  the  introduction  to  the  Pomeroy  Pamphlet,  "Romance 
and  History  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy's  Ancestors  in  Normandy 
and  England,"  published  March  3,  page  v,  3d  paragraph,  5th 
line,  the  Annalist  said:  "While  the  line  of  descent  given  in 
this  Httle  book  has  been  verified  to  an  abstract  certainty,  there 
may  remain  that  intangible  doubt  of  absolute  certainty  which 
is  so  imperative  in  a  family  genealogy.  The  absolute  proof, 
it  is  hoped,  will  be  produced  before  we  are  ready  to  go  to  press 
with  the  Book  of  Record  of  the  Pomeroy  Family." 

The  English  exploration  has  continued  since  that  writing 
and  it  is  with  great  satisfaction  that  the  Annalist  is  now  pre- 
pared to  annoimce,  on  the  authority  of  copies  of  the  original 
visitations  of  Counties  Devon,  Dorset  and  Cornwall,  and  of  the 
Parish  Records  of  those  counties,  which  he  has  in  his  possession, 
(1531,  1564  and  1620),  that  the  ancestral  record  of  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  is  now  established  as  presented  in  this  supplemental 
leaflet  to  the  Pomeroy  pamphlet.  If  any  of  those  who  have 
purchased  a  copy  of  said  pamphlet  do  not  receive  a  copy  of  this 
please  vrnte  for  one.  This  revision  may  now  be  considered 
absolutely  correct. 

While  there  is  no  material  change  from  the  chart  given  in 
the  pamphlet  referred  to,  we  have  been  enabled  to  add  the  two 
generations  noted  as  "probably  omitted;"  (see  parallel  chart, 
page  31;  also  page  23,  between  8th  and  9th  generations;  page 
27,4th  line;  and  same  page,  between  6th  and  7th  generations) 
and  to  locate  the  right  Thomas,  a  younger  son,  the  Thomas  who 
m.  Johanna  being  of  another  family. 

It  will  be  observed  that  as  Sir  Henry's  children,  (11th  and 
12th  generations  in  the  pamphlet)  Sir  John  and  his  sisters, 
Johanna  and  Margaret,  and  Johanna's  daughter  Johanna, 
died  without  Pomeroy  projection,  they  and  their  father  Sir 
Henry  have  been  omitted  in  the  pedigree  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy. 
although  they  were  accounted  for  in  the  succession  to  the 
fconors  of  the  family  in  the  pamphlet. 

1-  Radulphus  (Ralf.  Ralph)  de  Pomeraie  of  La  Pomeraie, 
in  Normandy,  (living  1035-1087),  came  over  with  William 
the  Conqueror.  He  was  benefactor  to  the  Hospital  of  St. 
John  the  Baptist  at  Falaise,  in  Normandy;  also,  appointed 
with  another  Commissioner  to  carry  to  the  King's  Treasury 
at  Winchester  the  tax  collected  in  Devon,  under  the  as- 
sessment made  upon  the  Doomesday  Survey.  The  name 
of  his  wife  is  not  given  by  our  authorities.  Sons  named, 
Joscelinus    (Joscelin)    and    William. 

Jocelinus  (Joslin,  JosceHn,  Johel)  de  Pomeria,  son  and 
heir,  (living  1080-1135),  made  gifts  to  the  Hospital  of  St. 
John  at  Falaise,  in  Normandy;  also,  granted  to  the  Abbey 
du  Val  in  St.  Omer,  in  the  diocese  of  Baieux,  Normandy, 
of  which  he  was  the  refounder,  the  Churches  of  Beri, 
Braordin  and  Clisson,  in  Devon,  and  numerous  churches 


and  other  property.  Married  Emma,  dau.  of  .... 
Their  children  were:  Henry,  Roger,  Philip.  Joselin  and 

3.  Henry  de  la  Pomerei.  son  and  heir,  (living  1120-1166); 
paid  the  danegelt  in  Devon  33  Henry  I,  and  2  Henry  II.' 
Married  Rohesia,  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.  and  Sibella, 
daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Corbett,  Lord  of  Alcester,  County 
Warwick.  Rohesia  was  sister  of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall , 
natural  son  of  King  Henry  I.,  and  had  a  grant  from  him 
of  the  manor  of  Ridwari  in  Cornwall.  Their  children  were 
Henry  and  Joscelin. 

4.  Henry  de  Pomeria,  son  and  heir,  (living  1150-1197)  held 
the  Castle  of  La  Pomerai,  and  was  Prepositura  (Provost) 
of  the  Duke  of  Normandy.  Gave  land  to  the  Priory 
of  St.  Nicholas  at  Exeter;  fortified  and  defended  the  Castle 
of  Mount  Saint  Michael  for  King  John.  Married  (1) 
Matilda  de  Vitrei,  daughter  of  Andre  de  Vitrei  and  Agnes, 
(daughter  of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  and  his  wife,  Agnes 
or  Beatrice,  Countess  of  Cornwall) ;  m.  (2)  Rohesia,  dau.  of 
Thomas  and  sister  of  Doun  Bardolph  (s.  p.  by  her).  One 
son  named  in  our  authorities — 

5.  Henry  de  la  Pomerai,  son  and  heir,  (living  1180-1216), 
settled  on  his  2d  son,  Galfrid  (Geoffrey)  the  manors  of 
Clistwick,  Braordin  and  Ceriton  7  John.  Married  Alicia 
de  Vere  (daughter  of  Robert  de  Vere,  Earl  of  Guisness  in 
Normandy,  and  his  wife  Maud  de  Cornwall). 

6.  Henry  de  Pomeria,  son  and  heir,  (living  1209-1226),  gave 
lands  in  Boscowen  and  Trelgher,  (bounty  Cornwall,  to  the 
Monastery  of  Saint  Michael's  Mount;  he  was  Governor  of 
Exeter  Castle  12  to  16,  John  and  Sheriff  of  Devon  6  Henry 
III.  Married  Johanna,  daughter  of  Reginald  and  sister 
of  Roger  de  Valletort. 

7.  Henry  de  Pomeraye,  son  and  heir,  (living  1211-1237), 
and  in  ward  to  Sir  Ralph  de  Turbeville,  3  Nov.  5  Henry  III. 
Did  homage  for  the  lands  of  his  father.  Died  at  the  age 
of  25  years.  Married  Margeria  de  Vernon,  who  survived 
him,  and  as  his  widow  had  ward  of  their  son  Henry,  on 
payment  of •  400  marks . 

8.  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir,  (living  1230-1281), 
under  age  21  Henry  III.  Confirmed  the  grants  made  by 
his  father  to  the  Abbey  of  Ford.  Ordered  to  be  at  Salop 
with  horse  and  arms  against  Llewellyn  ap  Griffith,  44 
Henry  III.  (1260)  and  acknowledged  the  summons  by 
one  Knight's  fee  in  Berry  Pomeray.      He  married  Isolda, 

dau.  of ;       a  widow.     She  was  again  left  a 

widow,  with  one-third  dower  in  Berry  and  Stokeley  Pomeray. 
She  died  1333. 

9 .  Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir,  (living  1265-1305) , 
bom  at  Tragoney,  County  Cornwall,  and  baptized  in  the 
church  there  23  April  1265;  claimed  a  moiety  of  the  manor 

I  of  Tremeton  and  58  Knights'  fees  in  Cornwall  and  Devon 

I  as  co-heir  of  Roger  de  Valletort,  33  Edward  I.     Married 

•J  at  the  Feast  of  Pentecost,  1287,  Amicia,  daughter  of  Sir 

]  Geoffrey   de   Camville,   who   held   Manor   of   Stokeley   de 

I  Pomeray  in  dower,  1328. 

;       I  10.  Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir,  (living  1292-1367), 

I  renewed  the  suit  commenced  by  his  father  for  a  moiety 

I  of  the  lands  and  castle  of  Roger  de  Valletort,  1316.     Had 

I  License  to  entail  the  manors  of  Stokeley,  Byrye,  Harbur- 

1  ton,  etc.,  on  himself  and  Johanna  his  wife,  for  Hfe,  with 

:        I  remainder  to  their  sons,  Henry,  WilHam,  Nicholas,  John 

J        I  and  Thomas,  successively  in  tail  male,  1  May  2  Edward 

■;        I  II.,  and  entailed  them  by  fine  3  Edward  III.  (1320);  Mar- 

?  ried  (1)  Johanna,  daughter  of  John,  Lord  Mules;  married 

i  (2)  Elizabeth,  daughter  and  co-heir  of  John  de  Powderham, 

;        I  by  whom  he  had  daughter  EHzabeth. 

It  11.  Thomas  de  la  Pomeray,  youngest  son  of  Sir  Henry  de  la 

-1         I  Pomeray  and  Johanna  Mules,  (hving  1330-1372),  acquired 

{lands  in_  Sandridge,  etc.;  ped.  finished  45  Edward  III. 
He  continued  the  pedigree,   although   our  authorities  do 

I         I  not  give  the  name  of  his  wife. 

i        f  12.  Edward  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir,  (living  1410-1446), 

I         I  representing    the     12th    generation    in    the     direct    line, 

I         I  succeeded  to  Berry  Pomeray  on  the  death  of  Sir  Thomas, 

1         \  1426.     This  Edward  w^as  Sheriff  of  County  Devon.     Mar- 

I  ried     Margaret    Bevile,    who   died    10    Sept.    1461.         He 

Idled   3    May,    1446,    seized   of   Berry    Pomeray,    Stokeley 
Pomeray,  one-half  of  the  manor  of  Harberton,  one-third  of 
I  the  manor  of  Brixton,  etc.,  by  virtue  of  the  entail  as  noted. 

1         I  Issue,  Henry  and  John. 

•         I  13.   Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir,  (living  1416-1481), 

aged  30  and  more  at  his  father's  death,  and  40  and  more  at 
his  mother's  death,  married  Alice,  daughter  of  John  Raleigh 
of  Fardell,  County  Devon,  and  by  her  had  six  children; 
m_.  (2)  Anna  Cammel,  daughter  of  Robert  Cammel  of 
Tittleford,  County  Dorset,  who  died  s.  p.  by  him,  although 
she  had  a  daughter  Johanna  Barrett,  by  a  previous  mar- 
riage, who  married  WiUiam  Kelloway  of  County  Dorset. 
Children  of  Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeray  and  Alice  Raleigh: 
Sir  Seint  Clere,  son  and  heir,  d.  s.  p.,  John.  Agnes,  Elizabeth, 

j  I  Sir  Richard,  second  son,  and  heir  to  his  brother,  (Sir  Seint 

Clere)  and  Thomas.  Sir  Richard  represented  the  succes- 
sion after  the  death  of  his  brother,  Sir  Seint  Clere,  in  the 

I  14th  generation.     At  this  time  our  authorities  commence 

to  spell  the  name  Pomeroy. 

14.  Thomas  Pomeroy,  third  son  of  Sir  Henry  Pomeroy  and 
Alice  Raleigh,  brother  of  Sir  Richard  and  Sir  Seint  Clere, 
(living  1451-1493),  married  Agnes  Kelloway,  daughter 
of  John  Kelloway,  of  County  Dorset,  who  settled  lands  upon 
him  and  Agnes,  his  wife,  in  Cheriton,  Fitzpaine.  etc.,  in 
that  county,  20  Sept.  1478.  Children:  Agnes,  Anna, 
Margaret,  Thomasine,  Elizabeth,  Thomas  and — 

15.  Richard  Pomeroy,  2d  son,  (living  1480-1531);  married 
Eleanor  Coker,  of  Maypowden,  County  Dorset.  Children: 
Henry  and  John. 

16.  Henry    Pomeroy,    son    and    heir,    (living    in    1531-1559), 
i                                   married  Anne  Huckmore,  of  County  Dorset. 

17.  Richard  Pomeroy,  (living  1560-1593),  was  under  age  at 
the  time  of  his  father's  death,  very  young,  and  in  ward  to 

I  an  uncle.     When  Richard  arrived  at  the  legal  age  he  ob- 

I  tained    a    recission    of    the    grant    of    guardianship.     Our 

]  authorities  do  not  give  the  name  of  his  wife.     A  note  from 

I  A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar  of  Beaminster,  County  Dorset  says: 

"You  will  remember  my  giving  you  the  date  of  the  baptism 
of  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  son  of  Richard.  I  have  copied  the 
Diocesan  Transcripts  to  the  end  of  1624,  and  find  two  other 
Pomeroys",  younger  brothers  of  Eltweed,  who  was  christened 
in  the  Beaminster  Parish  Church,  July  4,  15S5,  thus: 
Edward  Pomeroy,  bapt.  4  March  1591.  buried  19  July 
1592;  Henry  Pomeroy,  bapt.  5  Aug.  1593. 
18.  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  (living  1585-1673),  bom  in  Beaminster, 
County  Dorset,  England;  married  there  May  4,  1617. 
Johanna  Keech,  who  gave  him  two  children;  she  died 
Nov.  27,  1620;  he  married  (2)  at  Crewkeme,  Somerset, 
England,  May  7,  1627,  Margery  Rockett,  the  mother  of 
his  children  in  America.  On  March  30,  1630,  he  and  his 
wife  and  infant  son  Eldad  embarked  in  the  400-tGn  ship 
"Mary  and  John,"  Capt.  Squeb,  with  a  company  of 
Puritans  numbering  140.  After  seventy  days'  sail  they 
landed  at  Matapan,  where  they  laid  out  the  town  of  Dor- 
chester. The  sons  bom  to  them  in  America  were :  Medad, 
Caleb,  Joshua  and  Joseph. 

The  secretary  desires  to  inform  all  those  interested  that  in 
addition  to  the  vital  genealogical  statistics  of  the  thousands  of 
American  families,  he  now  has  perhaps  the  most  complete  and 
valuable  collection  of  English  records  ever  brought  to  America 
by  any  family.  These  records  cover  the  centuries  from  1066 
to  1700  and  more  without  confusion,  and  include  not  only  the 
projection  of  the  oldest  sons  of  the  main  stock,  but  also  of  the 
younger  sons  and  their  families  where  they  have  been  of  record. 
There  are  quite  a  number  of  the  pamphlets,  "Romance 
j  and   History  of  Eltweed   Pomeroy's   Ancestors  in   Normandy 

and  England,"  (81  pages,  illustrated,  SI. 00),  and  a  few  leaflets, 
\  "Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  Four  Generations  of  his  Descendants," 

\  (the  latter   50   cents),    subject   to  your   order.     The  inclosed 

I  subscription  blank  explains  itself. 

i  When  writing  the  Secretary  for  information,  or  with  data 

I :  for  his  use,  kindly  name  your  father  and  mother,  as  it  will  assist 

\  him  materially  in  the  work. 


Page  14,  4th  paragraph,  1st  line,  for  gt-gt-gr  father,  read  gt-gr  father. 
Page  14.  4th  paragraph,  4th  line,  for  Sir  John  read  Sir  Henry. 
Page  14,  4th  paragraph,  4th  line,  for  11th  generation  read  10th. 
Page  29,  paragraph  above  Calendar,  4th  line,  for  Sir  Richard  read  Richard. 
Page  29,  in  Calendar  of  English  Kings,  for  William  III.  read  William  II. 
Page  29,  in  same,  11th  line  from  bottom,  for  Henr>-  IV.  read  Henry  VI. 
Page  30,  2d  paragraph,  2d  line,  for  Sir  John  read  Sir  Henry. 
Page  31,  next  to  last  paragraph,  4th  line,  for  Sir  John  read  Sir  Henry. 
Page  67,  foot  note,  for  Sir  John  read  Sir  Henry. 
Page  81,  6th  paragraph,  3d  line,  for  July  5,  1635,  read  July  5,  1655. 


Secretary  of  the  Pomeroy  Family  Association. 
Sandusky,  Ohio,  May  16,  1910. 

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In  the  Domesday  Survey  Devonshire  is  one  of  the  five  western  shires 
and  is  epitomized,  not  only  in  the  Exchequer  Book,  but  also  in  another 
volume  known  as  the  "Exeter  Book."  The  latter  contains,  besides  a  fuller 
abstract  of  the  returns  made  by  the  Hundred  Juries,  also  a  copy  of  the 
returns  made  by  the  commissioners  appointed  to  collect  the  land  tax  in  1084. 
Neither  of  these  books,  in  describing  the  Devonshire  estates,  mentions  the 
hundreds  to  which  they  belong.  It  is  for  this  reason  that  the  editors  of  the 
"Victoria  History-"  resolved  to  make  the  text  of  the  Exeter  Book  the 
groundwork  for  their  translation  in  the  case  of  Devon,  only  supplement- 
ing it  by  the  Exchequer  where  the  pages  have  been  lost. 

In  "Victoria  History,"  w^e  find  that  the  Honours  of  Berry  Pomeroy 
and  those  of  Braneys  (Bradninch),  held  in  1086  by  the  two  brothers, 
Ralf  de  Pomeray  and  William  Capra,  contained  a  large  slice  of  the  county 
(Devon),  comprising  106  manors,  assessed  at  seventy-five  hides,  with  a 
cultivated  area  of  over  45.000  acres. 

"Ralf's  Honour,  sometimes  called  the  honour  of  Bradworthy,  because 
Bradworthy  was  the  head  of  its  North  Devon  section,  as  Berry  Pomeroy 
was  of  its  South  Devon  section,  included  sixty  manors.  In  1166  and  1212 
the  honour  consisted  of  thirty-two  fees,  and  in  1234  of  twenty-one  fees, 

"From  Ralf  de  Pomeroy  the  honour  descended  to  his  son  Joscelinus 
(Joslin),  who  in  1125  gave  the  manor  of  Canonteign  and  the  tithe  of 
Berry  and  Upottery  to  the  Pomeroy  Abbey  of  St.  Mary  du  Val,  and  it 
then  came  to  his  grandson  Henry,  who  married  Rohesia,  sister  of  Reginald, 
Earl  of  Cornwall,  natural  son  of  King  Henry  I.,  and  Sibelle,  daughter  and 
coheir  of  Sir  Robert  Corbett,  Lord  of  Alcester,  County  Warwick." 

Beri  (Berry).  No.  50  in  the  list  or  table  which  follows,  part  of  which 
was  formerly  owned  by  Alvric  the  Saxon,  paid  il2.  It  paid  geld  for  three 
hides.  These  twenty-five  ploughs  can  till.  Thereof  Ralph  has  one  hide 
and  four  ploughs  in  demesne,  and  the  villeins  one  hide  and  seventeen 
ploughs.  There  Ralf  has  forty-five  villeins,  seventeen  bordars,  sixteen 
serfs,  eight  beasts,  seventeen  swine,  five  hundred  and  sixty  sheep,  one 
hundred  acres  of  wood  (land),  ten  acres  of  meadow,  and  forty  acres  of 
pasture;  worth  £12.  When  Ralph  received  it,  worth  £16.  The  names, 
Saxon  owners,  tax  and  identification  by  (in)  hundreds  are  here  presented. 
Translation  of  the  preceding  pages  from  the  "Domesday  Book"*  follows: 

*It  was  while  your  historian  was  visiting  the  Public  Record  Office  in 
London,  while  taking  a  peek  at  the  great  Domesday  Book,  that  he  learned  of  the 
fac-simile  from  which  the  preceding  pages  have  been  photographed,  and  he 
followed  the  trail  to  the  office  of  publication.  But,  alas,  he  was  told  that 
there  was  not  a  copy  left;  not  one  to  be  had  for  any  consideration;  the  limited 
edition  had  long  since  been  exhausted.  Having  been  in  the  publishing  busi- 
ness, however,  he  was  of  the  impression  that  two  or  three  files  were  held  by 
a  publisher,  and  that  one  might  be  disposed  of;  and  so  it  proved.  As  far  as 
your  historian  has  information,  there  are  now  but  two  copies  of  the  Devon- 
shire Domesday  Book  in  the  United  States,  and  as  the  copy  we  have  is  an 
important  addition  to  the  archives  of  the  Pomeroy  Family  in  America,  the 
Annalist  will  perhaps  be  pardoned  for  making  this  personal  statement. 

Mortimer  Bros.,  "  Times'  aad  '■  Wfstern  Cauilian  "  Steam  rriotiBg  Work",  T^lne 

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In  order  to  present  some  of  the  more  important  details  connected 
with  these  properties  I  will  quote  from  Victoria  History: 

"Among  Pomeray's  under-tenants  the  two  whose  names  occur  most 
frequently  are  Roger  and  William,  but  there  were  apparently  two  Rogers. 
[one  Roger,  son  of  Payn  of  Putford,  the  other  Roger  'Aculeus,'  called 
also  Roger  the  Sandy,  (flabus).  The  former  was  tenant  of  Julian  Putford  and 
Peamore  and  was  represented  in  1166  by  Richard  son  of  Payn  de  Puttiford. 
Richard  de  Puttiford  held  them  in  124 1',  and  Walter  Pollard  in  1303]. 

"The  latter  held  Huxham  and  other  manors  (Clyst  St.  George,  Cap- 
pah,  Dunston,  Blackslade  in  Widdicombe-in-the-Moor,  Weycroft,  Kennedon 
and  Ranscombe,  and  Heavitree)  in  the  south  and  east  of  the  county,  which 
were  dispersed  among  the  families  of  Geoffrey  de  Pomeray  (he  had  Clyst 
St.  George,  also  Street  Ralegh,  in  Domesday,  Torstan's),  Henry  de  Pome- 
ray  of  Buckerel  (he  had  Weycroft,  Brockland,  and  Borcombe ;  at  the  two 
last  named  he  succeeded  the  Domesday  Geoffrey),  Huxham,  Bolley  and 

"  'William'  is  the  ancestor  of  William  le  Peytevin,  or  William  of 
Poitou,  who  held  four  fees  of  Pomeray  in  1166. . .  .and  of  Robert  Peytevin, 
who  held  the  same  in  1243. 

"Beatrice,  who  held  West  Chevithorn  in  Tiverton,  and  Uplowman, 
was  Pomeray's  sister;  she  also  held  Southleigh,  and  Bradford  Tracy  of 
William  Capra,  and  is  called  his  sister. — (Exeter  Domesday,  folio  406, 
404b,  341b.) 

"Roscelin,  was  Pomeray's  under-tenant,  as  Warin  was  William 
Capra's,  but  the  two  appear  to  have  held  estates  jointly  in  Waringston, 
Raplinghays,  and  Ivedon,  in  Hemyock,  Tiverton,  and  Budleigh  Hundreds. 

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"The  detailed  consideration  of  the  great  lay  tenants-in-chief,  whose 
possessions  formed  the  baronies  or  'honours'  which  are  found  in  this 
county  at  a  later  date,  and  of  their  sub-tenants,  may  be  found  in  the  Vic- 
toria Histories  under  the  title  of  'Feudal  Baronage.'  Suffice  it  here  to 
remark  that  the  estates  of  Hugh,  Earl  of  Chester,  passed  by  his  forfeiture 
to  the  Crown.  Those  of  the  Count  of  Mortain,  after  being  resumed 
by  Henry  I.,  and  held  by  the  King  or  some  member  of  the  royal  family  for 
two  centuries,  were  in  1337  settled  on  the  Prince  of  Wales. 

"The  estates  of  Geoffrey,  bishop  of  Coutances,  with  additions  and 
exceptions,  went  to  form  the  Honour  of  Barnstaple ;  those  of  Baldwin,  the 
sheriff,  the  Honour  of  Okehampton ;  those  of  Judhel  of  Totnes,  the  Honours 
of  Hurberton  and  Totten;  Ralf  de  Pomeray's  the  Honour  of  Berry;  those 
of  William,  his  brother,  better  known  as  William  Capra,  the  Honour  of 
Braneys  or  Bradninch.  Walter  de  Dowai's  were  divided  between  the 
Honours  of  Bampton  and  Marshwood.  William  de  Falaise's  constituted 
the  Honour  of  Dartington ;  those  of  Odo,  son  of  Gamelin,  together  with 
his  father-in-law,  Tetbald,  the  Honour  of  Torrington,  whilst  Goscelin's 
and  Clavil's  and  Queen  jMatilda's  went  to  the  Honour  of  Gloucester.  The 
rest,  with  the  exception  of  a  few  which  went  to  out-county  honours,  or 
were  held  of  the  king  in  chief,  constituted  the  great  Honour  of  Plympton. 
(Feudal  Aids,  235.) 

"Changes  in  the  names  of  places  have  also  been  frequent  in  Devon, 
not  only  to  distinguish  neighboring  estates  which  originally  bore  the  same 
name,  but  also  by  custom  and  use,  where  no  such  necessity  existed,  or 
from  the  places  where  churches  were  built. 

SnnklattJia  anb  fKatwrs 

"Excepting  churches,  which  had  to  show  that  they  were  in  possession 
of  the  estates  claimed  by  them  'on  the  day  on  which  King  Edward  was 
alive  and  dead,'  all  claimants  to  property  were  required  to  establish  their 
title  either  by  naming  the  person  who  had  put  them  in  possession,  such  as 
the  sheriff,  or  appealing  to  some  other  person  as  voucher  who  had  the  King's 
authority,  or  else  by  producing  the  king's  writ.  In  Exeter  Domesday, 
folio  346,  Walscin  calls  the  king  to  vouch  for  his  holding  Diptford  of  the 
Queen.  But,  there  were  two  ways  by  which  it  was  attempted  to  circum- 
vent this  requirement;  the  first  was  by  entering  upon  and  claiming  as 
appurtenant  to  some  manor  of  which  the  claimant  was  in  lawful  possession 
an  estate  which  in  King  Edward's  time  had  been  held  independently. 
The  oft-recurring  phrase  used  of  land  that  it  was  held  pariter,  which  is 
occasionally  equated  with  pro  manerio  or  lihere,  means  no  more  than  that 
the  land  to  which  it  applies  was  not  village  or  peasants'  land  subject  to 
services,  but  an  independent  holding  or  book-land.  Whenever  by  usurpa- 
tion an  independent  bookland  had  been  entered  upon  and  made  dependent 
upon  some  other  estate,  it  figures  in  Domesday  as  'an  estate  entered  upon' 
{terra  occupata).  Besides  noting  the  fact  in  the  body  of  the  text,  the 
Exeter  Domesday  gives  a  complete  separate  list  of  'estates  entered  upon.' 
The  right  to  these  was  no  doubt  specially  reserved  for  the  king  to  settle, 
and  was  usually  a  matter  of  payment. 

"The  other  method,  which,  as  Dr.  Round  has  stated,  was  resorted  to,  to 
conceal  a  defective  title,  was  an  allegation  of  exchange.  Some  exchanges 
were  no  doubt  quite  genuine  transactions,  such  as  the  acquisition  by  the 
Crown  of  Ermington  and  Blackawton  by  exchange  with  Walter  de  Dowai 
for  Bampton,  or  the  acquisition  by  the  Count  of  Mortain  of  the  castle  of 
Cornwall  from  the  bishop  of  Exeter,  in  exchange  for  Haxton  and  Benton. 
though  in  this  case  the  exchange  may  not  have  been  altogether  voluntary. 

"But  when  Ruald  Adobed  is  stated  to  hold  West  Panson  by  exchange, 
one  may  suspect  that  possibly  Ralf  de  Pomeray  made  the  exchange  be- 
cause his  title  was  not  flawless.  Ralf  de  Pomeria  entered  upon  a  manor 
called  Panson,  and  gave  it  to  Ruald  in  exchange  for  'Brochelande'  and 
'Radiz.'  We  may  well  ask  whether  all  these  exchanges  were  genuine,  or 
not  set  up  to  conceal  irregular  possessions  by  force." 

"Passing  from  general  remarks  to  particular  points,  the  first  to  de- 
serve attention  is  the  position  of  the  Hundreds  in  this  shire.  With  one  ex- 
ception, these  are  the  same  today  as  they  were  at  the  time  of  the  Survey, 
but  the  names  of  several  have  been  changed  owing  to  the  place  of  meeting 
being  changed. 

39  ®lie  ^r^at  Sag  ®Fnattts-ttt-ffll|t^f 

"It  is  now  generally  admitted  that  whatever  the  'hide'  may  have  origi- 
nally connoted  as  being  land  of  one  family,  yet  as  ordinarily  used  in  the 
pages  of  our  record  it  denotes  simply  a  unit  of  assessment.  The  'hide' 
is  the  unit  which  paid  two  shillings  toward  the  normal  king's  geld;  the 
virgate  is  a  quarter  of  that  unit;  the  fcrlbig  is  a  quarter  of  a  quarter  or 

one-sixteenth  of  the  unit Once  only  is  the  acre  met  with  as  a  measure 

of  assessment,  having  the  value  of  one-thirtieth   of  a  zirgate. — (Round 
Feudal  England,  38.) 

"There  is  ample  evidence  to  show  that  in  post-Domesday  times,  a 
ferling  of  land  in  Devon  contained  sixteen  acres,  or  a  quarter  of  a  'plough- 
land,'  and  an  early  survey  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  1292.  when  compared 
with  the  Domesday  description,  shows  that  it  contained  the  same  area  at 
the  Conquest. 

"The  demesne  is  there  stated  to  have  consisted  of  'sixteen  ferlings 
of  land  of  which  each  one  contains  sixteen  acres,  each  acre  being  worth 
three  pence  yearly,  and  so  each  ferling  is  worth  four  shillings  yearly.'  " 
"The  sixteen  ferlings  of  1292  represent  the  four  plough-lands  of  1086, 
so  that  four  ferlings  of  sixteen  acres  each  went  to  the  plough-land.  Mr. 
Chope,  in  Trans.  Devonshire  Association,  has  quite  independently  arrived 
at  the  same  conclusion  that  the  plough-land  was  about  sixty  acres.  It 
has  been  too  readily  assumed  that  because  in  some  parts  of  England  the 
'plough-land,'  or  land  for  one  plough  represents  the  arable  land  of  a  "hide.' 
I  therefore  the  plough-land  must  necessarily  always  represent  one  hundred 
I      and  twenty  acres.     For  Devon,  the  facts  wherever  they  can  be  tested,  point 

to  a  different  conclusion, 
j  "In  the   case   of   Berry    Pomeroy   already   referred   to,    four   plough- 

I      lands  of  Domesday  are  represented  in  1292  by  sixteen  by  sixteen,  or  256 
I      acres,  i.  e.  sixty-four  acres  to  a  plough-land. 

I  "The  cultivated  area  of  Stockleigh  Pomeroy  was.  again,  350  acres  in 

1      1292,  while  in  our  record  it  is  described  as  land  for  six  ploughs,  giving 
I      fifty-eight  and  one-third  acres  as  the  extent  of  a  plough-land  there. 
I  "Newton  Tracey,  a  manor  hemmed  in  by  estates  belonging  to  other 

1      honours,  contains  336  acres Other  examples  might  be  quoted  showing 

\  that  whatever  the  size  of  the  plough-land  mav  have  been  in  other  counties, 
in  Devon  it  was  roughly  sixty-four  acres,  or  eighty  acres  including  roads, 
hedges,  and  waste.  On  this  basis  the  total  acreage  accounted  for  in  the 
Domesday  Survey  of  Devon  is,  roughly,  743,320  acres,  or  about  half  the 
present  total. 

"The  present  total,  however,  includes  not  only  a  large  number  of 
manors  of  post-Domesday  creation,  which  were  waste,  and  part  of  the 
forest  in  1085,  but  considerable  tracts  which  are  still  untilled,  Dartrroor 
Forest,    and    other    commons,     river-beds,     marshlands,     and     the     fcre- 

shore The  forest  extending  over  all  Devon  until  King  John's  rime, 

the  Domesday  book-lands  being  only  clearances  of  limited  areas." 

(From  Victoria  History  of  the  County  of  Devon.) 

"The  honour  of  William  Capra  (Braneys)  consisted  of  fewer  manors 
than  that  of  his  brother  Ralf  de  Pomeray,  forty-six  compared  to  sixty,  of 
lower  assessment,  thirty-four  and  one-half  hides,  as  against  forty  and  one- 
half,  but  its  acreage  was  nearly  equal,  22,000  odd  acres  as  compared  with 
something  like  23,700.  It  included  seven  manors  which  had  belonged  to  the 
Saxon  Alward  Torcheson's.  six  of  which  had  been  Winchin's,  six  which  had 
been  Ailmer's,  four  which  had  been  Alvric's,  three  of  Brictric's,  two  each  of 
Godric's  and  Algar's,  and  the  remaining  four  were  single  estates  of 
different  Saxon  owners. 

"The  earlier  history  of  Bradninch  is  somewhat  obscure.  According 
to  Risdon  it  followed  the  Earldom  of  Cornwall,  and  Mr.  Whale  associates 
it  with  the  honour  of  Plympton.  It  does  not  appear  as  Earl  Reginald's 
in  his  return  of  1166,  but  appears  there  as  William  Tracy's.  Besides 
William  Capra's  estates  the  honour  included  Clyst  St.  George,  which  was 
held  of  it  by  Ralf  de  Pomeray,  and  Lympstone.  And  since  Lympstone, 
which  at  the  date  of  the  Survey  was  held  by  Capra  under  Richard,  son  of 
Gilbert,  Count  of  Eu  and  Brionne,  was  granted  out  in  serjeanty  by  Henry 
I.,  it  is  evident  that  the  honour  must  at  the  time  have  been  in  the  King's 
hand,  by  escheat  or  forfeiture.  Lympstone  appears  to  have  been  held  by 
Sir  Ralf  de  Pomeray  as  under-tenant,  because  Reginald  de  Albemarle,  in 
1243,  held  it  of  Muriel  de  Bolley,  and  de  Bolley  constantly  represented 
Pomeray  wherever  he  was  under-tenant.  Henry  I.  seems  to  have  bestowed 
it  on  William  Tracy,  with  whose  daughter  and  heiress  it  passed  to  John 
de  Sudeley,  and  to  his  second  son  William,  who  took  his  mother's  name  of 
Tracy,  and  was  the  murderer  of  Archbishop  Thomas  of  Canterbury.  W^ith 
this  William's  daughter  Eva,  it  passed  in  1174  to  William  de  Courtney,  who 
also  called  himself  Tracy.  On  the  death  of  Eva,  Henry,  the  son  of  Reginald, 
Earl  of  Cornwall,  purchased  the  honour  of  Braneys  for  1200  marks,  and 
held  it  for  sixteen  fees. 

"Maud,  daughter  of  Guy  de  Brionne  and  Eva  de  Tracy,  was  twice 
married,  first  to  Nicholas  Martin,  son  of  Nicholas  Martin,  Lord  of  Dart- 
ington,  and  secondly,  to  Geoffrey  de  Camville,  who,  in  right  of  Maud,  held 
the  honour  in  1285  by  the  courtesy  of  England.  Their  daughter,  Amicia 
de-  Camville,  married  Henry  de  Pomeraie,  son  of  Henry  de  Pomeraie  and 
Johanna  de  Valletorta,  and  being  a  minor  Geoffrey  de  Camville  became 
guardian  of  his  daughter's  husband.  Geoffrey  de  Camville  died  1308,  and 
was  succeeded  in  this  honour  by  William  Martin,  son  and  heir  of  Maud  by  her 
first  marriage.  On  the  death  of  William  Martin  in  1325,  and  of  his  son 
Nicholas  two  years  later,  the  honour  came  to  his  sister  Joan,  wife  of  James. 
Lord  Audley,  in  whose  family  it  continued  until  the  fifteenth  year  of 
Richard  XL  On  the  death  of  Nicholas,  Lord  Audley,  in  1392,  it  reverted 
to  the  Crown. 

"While  William  Capra  held  several  honours  of  the  barony  of  Hurberton 
and  Totten,  by  far  the  largest  under-tenant  of  Judhel  was  Ralf  de  Pomeray, 
but  nowhere  did  the  Pomeray  family  continue  to  be  under-tenants  of  Totnes. 
In  one  group,  consisting  of  seven  fees,  Richard,  son  of  Stephen,  had  taken 
their  place  in  1286,  and  in  another  group  of  seven  fees,  Jacob  or  Avice 
de  Bolley." 


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Ford  Abbey  near  Thornecombe.  Joscelin  de  Pomerai  bestowed  upon  the  AbDey 
his   village   of  Tale  in  Peahembury. 


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43  Sit?  ^anaurs  of  Irabninrh 

1.-  Esestaple. -Enstaple.  .1    tharxC    in   par.  .5s.  .Enstaple    in    Bradworthy 
in  Blacktorrington. 
He  and  his  brother  added  it  to  Braordina  (Bradworthy). 

2.  Potaforda.  .Putford.  .1    thane   in   par.  .3s   9d..In    West    Putford    in 

To  which  has  been  added  one-half  virgate  of  land.     (Anschetil  holds 
it  of  William  Capra.) 

3.  Lintona.  .Linton.  .  1  thane  in  par.  .  £3.  .Ilkerton  in  Lynton  in  Shirwell. 
To  it  has  been  added  Incrintona  (Ilkerton). 

4.  Lina.  .Lyn.  .  1  thane  in  par.  .  10s.  .Badgeworthy  in  Brendon, 
Added  Bicheordin  (Badgeworthy).     (Fulco  holds  it  of  William.) 

5.  Crescama.  .Owlacombe.  Elmer.  .30d.  Woodscombe  in  Cruys  Morchard 
in  Witheidge. 

Added  Madescomba  (Woodscombe).    (Hammond  holds  it  of  William.) 

6.  Morcet.  .Morchard.  .Aimer.  .£6. .  .Cruys  Morchard  in  Witheridge. 
This  Alward,  son  of  Tochi,  took  away  from  Almar  by  force  (per  in- 
per  vim)  since  King  William  has  held  England. 

7.  Bradforda.  .Bradford.  .Alvric  Colon.  .40d  Down  in  Witheridge. 
Added  Torredona  (Down).    (Beatrix,  William's  sister  holds  it  of  him, 

8.  Otrea.  .Otterland.  .30d  a   year.. The  land  added  to  Awlescombe   in 

9.  Mamberia.  .Membury.  .30d  a  year.. East  Membury  in  Axminster. 

10.  Two  houses  in  Exeter.  ,  16d. 

11.  Leia ..  Leigh ..  With  which  goes  one-half  virgate  of  land  which  has 
been  so  kept  from  notice  that  the  King  has  not  had  his  geld.  East- 
leigh  in  Westleigh  in  Fremington. 

•William  Chievre  is  No.  19  in  the  Exchequer  Book.  (Geldroll,  Fol.  65 
b  A-4.) 

fThese  ten  ploughs  can  till.  Beatrix,  his  sister,  holds  it  of  him.  Thereof 
Beatrix  has  one  hide  and  two  ploughs  in  demesne  and  the  villeins  one  hide 
and  'two  ploughs.  There  Beatrix  has  seven  villeins,  six  bordars,  three  serfs, 
ten  beasts,  twenty  sheep,  eighteen  goats,  forty  acres  of  woodland,  fifteen  acres 
of  meadow,  and  two  hundred  acres  of  pasture.  Beatrix  also  holds  Bradford  of 
her  brother,  and  added  to  it  Toredona.  This  four  ploughs  can  till.  It  paid 
geld  for  one  virgate,  whereas  Leigh  paid  geld  for  two  hides;  so  she  probably 
lived  at  the  latter  place. 

"The  Elder  Brother  is  one  who  made  haste 
to  come  into  the  world:  He  was  well  re- 
warded for  his  tidings  of  male  posterity." 

— Charles  Lamb. 


^  .02  JOSCELINUS  de  POMERIA,  (Radulphus),  son  and  heir,  joined 
his  father  in  granting  two  garba  of  tithes  of  the  wood  at  Meshes, 
in  Normandy,  to  the  Church  and  Hospital  of  St.  John  at  Falaise; 
also  granted  to  the  Abbey  of  Val,  in  St,  Omer,  in  the  diocese  of 
Baieux,  in  Normandy,  of  which  he  was  the  refounder,  the  churches 
of  Beri,  Braordin,  and  Clisson,  with  other  hereditaments  in  Devon; 
also  a  "bordaguine"  or  small  fee  and  the  tithe  of  a  mill  in  La  Pomerai, 
and  numerous  churches  and  other  property,  A.  D.,  1125;  was  living 

Married  Emma,  dau.  of who  consented  to  her  husband's 

j  grants  to  the  Abbey  of  St.  Mary  of  Val,  1125. 

Sd  gen.    Children: 

.04  Henry  de  la  Pomerei,  son  and  heir,  m.  Rohesia,  dau.  of  King 
Henry  I.  + 

.05  Roger  de  Pomerai,  consented  to  his  father's  gifts  to  the  Abbey 
of  Val,  1125. 

.06  Philip  de  Pomerai,  consented  to  his  father's  gifts  to  the  Abbey  of 
Val,  1125. 

.07  JosELiN  DE  Pomerai,  consented  to  his  father's  gifts  to  the  Abbey  of 
Val,  1125. 

.08  Radulphus  de  Pomerai,  consented  to  his  father's  gifts  to  the  Abbey 
of  Val,  1125. 

.03  WILLIAM  de  POMERAI,  (Radulphus),  3  Henry  I.,  1102,  gave 
to  the  Monks  of  Gloucester  the  manor  of  Berry,  in  exchange  for 
which  Joscelinus,  his  brother,  gave  them  Soldenam  in  Devon,  in  the 
time  of  Serlo  the  Abbott,  who  died  1104.  He  also  gave  one-quarter 
of  a  knight's  fee  at  St.  Omar  in  Normandy  to  the  Abbey  of  Val. 

Married   ;  our  authorities  do  not  give  the  name  of  his 


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3d  gen.    Child: 
.09    Ethelweed  Pomerai,  (which  name  suggests  an  alliance  with  some 
Saxon  house),  consented  to  the  gifts  of  his  father  to  the  Abbey  of 
St.  Mary  du  Val  at  St.  Omer  in  Normandy.     He  founded,  as  is 
asserted  by  Dugdale,  the  historian,  the  Benedictine  Abbey  of  Buck- 
fast,  in  the  time  of  Henry  L,  and  his  arms  are  still  to  be  seen  there. 
The  Annalist  has  not  been  successful   in   tracing  his   descendants. 
"The  Rev.  M.  Loundes,  Buckfastleigh  Vicarage,  writes:     "Buckfast 
Abbey  in  this  parish,  was  founded  by  Ethel  we  rd  Pomeri ;  that  name 
"  often  occurs  in  the  registers  before  1650." 

The  Abby  of  Buckfast  in  Devon,  lies  about  six  miles  north  from  Totnes. 
Mr.  Prince,  in  Worthies  of  Devon,  says:  "Bnckfast-Abby  was  founded 
before  the  Conquest,  by  Duke  Alfred,  for  White  Monks,  of  the  Cistertian 
Order,  and  dedicated  to  the  honour  of  the  blessed  Virgin. 

"A  very  spacious  and  magnificent  abby  it  undoubtedly  was,  as  the 
ruines  thereof  declare,  and  very  well  endowed,  being  found  at  the  disso- 
lution of  those  houses,  of  the  yearly  value  of  £466  lis  2d  ob.  q.  I  shall 
therefore  endeavor  to  accommodate  this  matter  to  the  greatest  probability 
of  truth,  thus:  When  the  unruly  Danes  made  an  incursion  into  Devon, 
greatly  desolated  this  county,  and  in  particular  burnt  the  Abby  of  Travi- 
stock ;  very  probable  it  is  that  this  abby  also  felt  the  miserable  effects  of  their 
rage  and  fury,  and  was  reduced  thereby  to  ruines.  In  this  condition  it 
lay  until  some  time  after  the  Conquest,  and  then  this  gentleman,  Ethelward  de 
Pomerai,  might  re-edify  it  and  give  it  greater  beauty  than  it  had  before; 
for  which  reason  he  obtained  and  deserved  the  compellation  of  its  founder. 
That  one  of  this  name  and  family  was  either  the  founder  of,  or  a  consid- 
erable benefactor  to,  this  convent,  plainly  appears  from  the  Pomerai's  arms, 
not  long  since  plainly  to  be  seen  in  several  places  of  the  building." 

V^  .04  HENRY  DE  LA  POMEREI,  (Joscelimis,  Radulphus), son  and  heir, as- 
sented to  his  father's  gift  to  the  Abbey  of  Val,  1125;  paid  the  dane- 
gelt  in  Devon,  33  Henry  I.:  witness  to  a  deed  in  Normandy,  1135; 
was  charged  again  for  Danegelt  2  Henry  11. ;  paid  £7  12s  6d  for 
the  scutage  (tax)  of  Wales,  11  Henry  II.,  and  died  soon  after. 
Married  Rohesia.*  sister  of  Reginald  Earl  of  Cornwall,  natural  son 
of  King  Henry  I. ;  their  mother  was  Sibella,  dau.  and  coh.  of  Sir 
Robert  Corbett,  Lord  of  Alcester,  County  Warwick:  Sibella  became 
the  wife  of  Herbert,  the  King's  Chamberlain,  Rohesia  had  a  grant 
from  the  Earl  of  Cornwall  as  "Rohes  de  Pomereia  sorori  mea"  of 
the  manor  of  Ridwari  in  Cornwall,  and  accounted  for  three  marks 
"pro  foresta"  in  Devon  22  Henry  II.  + 

*By  one  of  the  provisions  of  this  marriage  the  entire  manor  of  Alverton, 
Penzance,  passed  from  the  Earls  of  Cornwall  to  the  Pomeroys. 

I^tgtorg  of  t\}t  jjomgrog  jFomtlg  4fi 

4th  gen.    Children: 

.010    Henry  de  Pomeria,  son  and  heir.  + 

•  Oil  Joscelin  de  Pomerai,  second  son,  nephew  of  the  Earl  of  Cornwall, 
tried  for  high  treason  at  Winchester  on  the  morrow  of  the  King's 
second  coronation  there,  8  April  1194,  and  compelled  to  become 
a  monk  at  Ford  Abbey.  He  quitted  the  life  of  religion  on  the  death 
of  Richard  I. ;  granted  all  his  village  of  Tale  in  Peahembury,  which 
was  given  him  by  his  brother  Henry,  to  the  Abbey  of  Ford,  with 
consent  of  Henry  de  la  Pomerai,  his  brother's  son  and  heir.  Pre- 
viously, in  1177,  King  Henry  II.  gave  him  the  Kingdom  of  Limerick, 
which  he  refused. 

Josceline  among  others,  made  one  grant,  bestowing  on  the  Knights- 
Hospitallers  the  church  of  St.  Maderi  in  the  county  of  Cornwall; 
whereupon  it  afterwards  belonged  to  their  preceptory  at  Trehigh. 

icus  ™if ''^^^t'^^,!''^^^''*°'^  °^  England  and  Normandy."  written  by  Order- 
nved  in  FnWl«nT..H  x^°  was  contemporary  with  Henry  I.  of  England,  and 
thP  soi?rf  Sln^  T^  Normandy,  one  of  the  scholars  of  his  day,  is  evidently 
Fn.rfnnT         °     ""^^J^J^^  ^^^^  °^  ^^^  ^^^^^^  ^^story  of  the  Norian  Kings  o'f 

Sf 'wK  "^i'n'T.''^  Y  ^"".^'I'i  r'^'i'  °^  ^^^^°^^-  T^^«  °Id  Ecclesiaftica 
?^^7o-^  jas,  in  I806,  translated  by  Thomas  Forester,  M.  A.,  and  is  now 
contained  in  four  volumes,  of  500  pages  each.  Referring  to  tht  history  Pro7 
S  to  JlnlT'  \^-:  ^-  ^^  ^^-  ^^  ^^-  ^^  ^^>'^=  ""  is  a  mine  of  weafth; 
to  find  In  «n°l^;i^''-  T  T""^  °,'^®'  *^  '^^  arrangement  than  one  would  expect 
useful  Lnd  no  do^fif -1'^^  r^"^-  ^^^  ^^^  foot-notes  are  very  full,  good  and 
useful,  and  no  doubt  it  is  the  source  of  much  that  we  now  find  in  more  nre- 

V  nf.7rj^'=  ;.'•  ^^'^"'  ^°^^"'  ^''■'  ^  ^^"  ^^  rotten  of  Yale  for  [n  Vol 
for'^v  P^thf  L.       .?  genealogy  of  the  English  Kings  from  Shem,  son  of  Noah, 

be  E'enfr,  lS?mH'°?''  ^."".^lll  ^"^"^  ^-  *^^  "^^^^^^^  ^^S.  of  which  may  noW 
De  seen  m  his  (Odericus's)  Abby  of  St.  Evroult." 

Among  the  extracts  Prof.  Loomis  has  made  from  this  Ecclesiastical  His- 
«°o™'  ^!  ^'"  *^''°^^=  Vol.  IV..  p.  71.  "There  are  several  communes  of  the 
name  of  Pomeray  in  Normandy.  That  in  the  canton  of  Thuri-Harcourt.  and 
diocese  of  Bayeux,  was  the  cradle  of  this  family.  There  are  several  grants 
Mo^LhJ  this  Henry  dePomeroy.  in  the  time  of  Henry  I.,  noticed  in  the 
Monastic   Anglican      *       *       *      and    was    a    Baron    by    Tenure."      The    above 

Pn^pr'^if  o  ^^V""?*®  ^VJ"^  ^®^*'  ^^*^^  ^^^^=  "Henry,  son  of  Joscelin  de 
f^^    fu'     i  Po^t- Anton;    Odo.  surnamed   Borleng.   in   the  fortress   of  Bernai, 

?he  enemy's  TJroads.'^'^''"  '"^  ^^"°"'  '''°°^  ^^^'^''  ^^^^^^  ^^^  ^°^°^^5^  ^^^^^^^ 
Same  Vol.,  p.  171,  the  text  says:  "For  on  the  Saturday,  about  vespers, 
while  he  (Robert  de  Conches)  and  his  companions  were  returning  carrying 
with  them  in  great  pomp,  a  large  booty  and  many  prisoners.  Count  Waleran 
and  Henry  de  Pommeraie,  with  500  men-at-arms  issued  from  the  neighboring 
^°°  .Imt^^  ranged  themselves  in  order  of  battle  against  the  enemy's  band  " 
This  is  the  same  Henry  Pommerie  who  commanded  the  garrison  of 
ff?^^°'*^°'^'  ^^^  engaged  with  the  Count  de  Meulan  at  Rouge-Moutier  in 
3124." — "The  Woods  of  Vandreul." 

"Alexander,  surnamed  The  Severe,  succeeded  Edgar.  He  married  Sybille 
natural  daughter  of  Henry  I.,  by  Sybilla  Corbet.  The  text  shows  that  Alex- 
ander the  Severe  was  Alexander.  King  of  Scotland;  that  the  King  of  Scotland 
and  Henry  de  Pomeraie  were  brothers-in-law,  through  the  marriage  of  the 
latter  with  Rohesia,  full  sister  of  Sibelle,  and  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall, 
was  their  brother." 

Sibella  Corbett,  the  mother  of  these  children, -was  daughter  of  Sir  Robert 
Corbet,  Lord  of  Alcester,  County  Warwick,  son  of  Corbutus,  a  chief  man  in 
Shropshire,  and  held  much  land,  which  descended  to  his  sons,  Roger  and 
Robert.  When  King  Henry's  opportunity  arrived  to  take  over  the  crown  of 
England,  an  event  which  was  not  considered  probable  as  he  had  older  brothers, 
he  set  aside  Sibella  and  espoused  Matilda  of  Flanders  for  state  reasons,  a 
parallel  case  of  statesmanship  to  that  of  Cnut.  Sibella  was  afterward  given 
in  marriage  to  the  King's  Chamberlain. 

Prof.  Loomis  continues  with  his  review:  "Had  such  writers  as  Burke, 
Doyle  and  others  become  more  familiar  with  this  Ecclesiastical  History  they 
would  not  have  been  able  to  confuse  the  great  families  of  William  de  Redvers 
de  Vernon  and  Baldwin  de  Meules  de  Brionne  to  such  an  extent.  The  Giffords, 
Montgomeries  and  other  families  allied  by  marriage  to  the  Pomeraies  are  well 
covered.  Also,  William  Fitz-Osbern,  Earl  of  Hereford,  companion  of  William 
the  Conqueror,  is  named  as  a  son  of  Osbern  de  Cresson  (from  name  of  an 
estate  in  the  neighborhood  of  Bayeaux),  who  was  assassinated  by  William 
of  Montgomery.  Osbern  de  Cresson  was  a  son  of  Hirfast,  and  brother  of 
Gunnora."  While  seemingly  this  matter  is  not  pertinent  to  the  Pomeroy 
family  history,  it  will  be  found  applicable  when  the  reader  reaches  the  study 
of  the  Ancestral  Charts  on  another  page.  In  short,  the  more  one  studies 
the  Pomeroy  connections  the  more  prominent  they  grow,  and  the  conjunction 
with  the  Kings  of  England  through  the  House  of  Normandy  gives  them  a 
remarkable  collateral  pedigree,  reaching  back  to  the  year  1000  through  the 
name  "Pomeroy,"  thence  through  the  ancestors  of  King  Henry  I.,  to  Havar 
the  Strong  of  Denmark — two  lines  of  men  without  a  break  to  about  400  A.  D. 

The  children  of  King  Henry  I.,    (first  three  by  Sibella  de  Corbett)   were: 

Sibyl,  daughter  of  Sybilla  de  Corbet,  married  King  Alexander  of  Scotland. 

'Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  married  Beatrice,  Countess  of  Cornwall. 

iRohesia,  married  Sir  Henry  de  Pomeroy,  Governor  of  Pont-Anton. 

Matilda,    daughter    of    Matilda    of    Flanders. 

William,  married  daughter  of  Fulk  of  Anjou;  he  died  1120;  son  of 
Matilda  of  Flanders. 

Robert,  son  of  a  French  woman  of  high  estate. 

Henry,  son  of  Nest,  daughter  of  Rhys  ap  Tewdwr. 

Matilda,  Countess  of  Perche,  whose  mother  was  Eadgyth. 

Robert,   again,  whose   mother  was  another  Eadgyth. 

Daughter  (name  not  given),  whose  mother  was  Isabel  Meulan. 

Juliana,  whose  mother's  name  is  not  given. 

Richard,  son  of  Ausfrida,  wife  of  Auskill. 

It  will  be  noted  that  in  no  record,  other  than  that  of  his  wife  Matilda  of 
Flanders,  and  Sibella,  did  King  Henry  have  more  than  one  child  by  the  same 
mother,  there  having  been  three  by  Sibella  de  Corbett,  which  is  good  cir- 
cumstantial evidence  that  the  ceremony  of  marriage  had  strong  influence 
with  him  until  it  became  a  question  of  statecraft  to  form  a  new  alliance. 
And  when  we  come  to  consider  that  Alexander,  the  Silent,  King  of  Scotland, 
espoused  one  of  Sibella's  daughters,  the  certainty  of  marriage  between  King 
Henry  I.,  and  Sibella  de  Corbett  is  not  easily  denied,  although  history  is  silent 
on  the  subject,  as  it  is  on  other  events. 

/  .010  HENRY  DE  POAIERIA,  (Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus) ,  son  and 
heir,  held  the  Castle  of  La  Pomerai  and  was  Prepositura  (Provost) 
of  the  Duke  of  Normandy;  accounted  for  i80  6s  8d  for  the  fine  of 
his  lands,  and  paid  £29  7s  8d  and  certified  his  Knight's  fees  in 
England  12  Henry  H.  The  same  year  gave  land  to  the  Priory  of 
Saint  Nicholas  at  Exeter  by  the  name  of  Henry,  son  of  Henry  de 
la  Pomerai,  Rohesia,  his  mother,  and  Joscelin,  his  brother,  being 
witnesses.    He  seized  and  fortified  the  stronghold  of  Saint  Michael's 

i^xstorg  of  tlr?  ^nmrrog  3Famtli|  48 

Mount  in  Cornwall  for  King  John  against  Richard  I.,  A.  D.  1193. 
Married  (1)  Matilda,  daughter  of  Andre  de  Vitrei  and  Agnes  de 
Cornwall;  m.  (2)  Rohesia,*  dau.  of  Thomas  and  sister  of  Doun 
Bardolph;  she  survived  her  husband,  and  with  her  second  husband, 
John  Russell,  had  a  suit  with  her  step-son,  Henry  de  la  Pomerai, 
respecting  her  dower.  (Cor.  Reg.  Mich.)  2  John,  No.  6;  had  license 
20  May  1227,  to  marry  whomsoever  she  pleased  after  the  death  of 
her  late  husband,  John  Russell,  of  Kingston  Russell,  County  Dor- 
set; owed  fifty  marks  to  the  King  for  marrying  the  sister  of  Doun 
Bardolph ;  s.  p.  by  her. 

•It  is  refreshing  to  note  the  complacency  with  which  Mr.  Hutchens, 
in  his  "History  of  Dorset,"  pp.  615-616,  assumes  to  correct  a  contemporary 
writer  concerning  the  marriage  of  Rohesia,  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.  He 

"Rohesia,  daughter  of  Thomas  Bardolph,  married  John  (not  Walter) 
Russell,  who  in  the  third  year  of  King  John  owed  fifty  marks  to  the  King 
for  marrying  the  sister  of  Doun  Bardolph.  She  had  been  previously  the  wife 
of  Henry  de  la  Pomerai  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  Devon,  and  at  la  ^mn^Tsi 
Castle  in  Normandy,  who  having  taken  part  with  John,  Earl  of  Moretaine, 
afterward  King  John,  in  his  rebellion  against  King  Richard  I.,  and  having 
on  that  occasion  seized  and  garrisoned  St.  Michael's  Mount  in  Cornwall,  for- 
feited his  lands  and  died  shortly  after  the  King's  return  from  imprisonment 
in  Germany.  The  mother  of  Rohesia  was  Adela,  daughter  and  coheir  of 
Sir  Robert  Corbet,  Lord  of  Alcester  in  Warwickshire,  by  King  Henry  I.,  by  whom 
she  was  also  mother  of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall.  The  latter,  who  obtained 
the  Earldom  of  Moreton  from  King  Stephen,  and  died  21  Henry  II.,  by  a  deed 
still  preserved  among  the  muniments  of  Viscount  Falmouth  at  Tregothnan 
(Tregony)  in  Cornwall,  gave  to  his  sister,  Rohesia  de  Pomeria,  his  manor  of 
Riduri  in  that  county  in  free  marriage." 

Note  by  Mr.  Hutchens: — "Mr.  Stapleton  in  his  'Rutuli  Sacarii  Norman- 
niae'  supposes  her  (Rohesia)  to  have  been  the  daughter  of  Thos.  Bardolf 
by  Rohais,  daughter  and  heir,  of  Ralf  Halselmus,  a  Baron  of  Nottingham- 
shire, who  was  also  mother  of  Doun  or  Dodo  Bardolf;  but  he  was  not  aware 
of  the  existence  of  Lord  Falmouth's  charter  mentioned  in  the  text.  The 
discovery  of  that  charter  leaves  no  doubt  that  Rohesia  (Pomerai)  Russell 
was  sister  of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  and  it  is  equally  certain  from  the 
contemporary  evidence  of  the  Pipe  Roll  that  she  was  sister  of  Doun  Bardolf. 
The  father  of  the  former  was  King  Henry  I.,  and  the  father  of  the  latter  was 
Thos.  Bardolf.  Rohesia  could  only,  therefore,  have  been  the  sister  of  both 
these  by  being  born  of  the  same  mother.  See  Pat.  10  King  Henry  IV.,  pt.  2, 
m.  9. — 'Dug.  Bar.  Stapleton  Rot.  Sac.  Norm.,  vol.  1." 

Mr.  Hutchens  continues:  "By  her  first  husband,  Rohesia,  had  issue 
Joscelyn  de  La  Pomerai  and  upon  the  conquest  of  Ireland  King  Henry  II., 
in  1177  gave  the  kingdom  of  Limerick  to  Herbert  Fitz-Herbert,  William, 
his  brother,  and  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  and  to  Joscelyn  de  La  Pomerai 
their  nephew;  but  they  refused  to  accept  it  because  it  had  not  yet  been  con- 
quered, whereupon  it  was  given  to  Ralph  de  Braose.  Herbert  and  William 
Fitz-Herbert  were  sons  of  Adela  Corbet  by  another  husband." 

Until  the  publication  of  "The  Victoria  History"  there  has  been  great  con- 
fusion concerning  the  marriage  of  Rohesia,  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.  It 
will  be  seen  by  the  chart  herewith  that  it  was  the  son  of  Henry  de  La  Pomerai 
and  Rohesia,  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.,  who  married  as  his  second  wife, 
Rohesia,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  sister  of  Doun  Bardolf,  and  that  she 
survived  Henry  de  La  Pomeroy  and  had  license  to  marry  John  Russell.  The 
survey  of  Devon  by  Vivian  also  gives  this  version. — A.  A.  P. 


f-~""'C  ~:'J^^'S'^^''^^^^^^^i^'^^0^''. 

49  BtBttxihtiXiiB  of  Salplj  h^  JJnm^m 

5//t  ^^n.     Child: 
.012    Henry  de  la  Pomerai,  son  and  heir.  + 

"It  is  affirmed  that  a  Sergeant-at-arms  of  the  Kings  came  to  his  Castle 
of  Berry  Pomeroy,  and  there  received  kind  entertainment  for  certain  days 
together  and  at  his  departure  was  gratified  with  a  Hberal  reward.  In  coun- 
terchange  thereof,  he  then,  and  no  sooner,  revealed  his  long,  concealed 
errand  and  flatly  arrested  his  host,  to  make  his  immediate  appearance 
before  the  King,  to  answer  a  capital  crime  of  conspiracy,  which  unexpected 
and  ill-carried  message  the  gentleman  took  in  such  despite  that  with  his 
dagger  he  stabbed  the  messenger  to  the  heart.  Then  he  got  himself  to 
his  sister,  abiding  on  the  Island  of  Alt.  St.  Michael  in  Cornwall.  Here  he 
bequeathed  a  large  portion  of  his  land  to  the  religious  people  dwelling  there 
to  pray  for  the  redeeming  of  his  soul;  and  lastly,  that  the  remainder,  of 
his  estate  might  descend  to  his  heirs,  he  took  refuge  in  the  Benedictine  Alon- 
astery  of  St.  Michael's  Mount,  which  he  fortified,  and  where  he  defended 
himself  till  the  accession  of  John,  when  making  his  peace  with  that  monarch, 
he  was  forgiven  and  restored  to  his  paternal  estates." — Thomas  Fuller's 
'^Worthies  of  England." 

Prince  in  Worthies  of  Devon:  "Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy  had  taken 
some  great  disgust  at  King  Richard  1.,  probably  because  that  king  had 
seized  his  lands  for  coming  into  England  without  his  leave,  and  exacted 
of  him  a  fine  of  700  marks  for  the  livery  of  them  again."  Concerning  the 
report  that  he  bled  himself  to  death,  Mr.  Prince  says:  "That  he  should 
bequeath  a  large  portion  of  his  land  for  redeeming  of  his  soul,  when  he 
contemplated  destroying  it,  by  proving  felo  de  se,  seems  plainly  to  be  more 
like  romance  than  real  history,  as  Sir  William  Dugdal  doubtless  refuted  it 
or  he  would  have  taken  notice  of  it  in  his  Baronage  of  England." 

V'  .012  HENRY  de  la  POMERAI,  (Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphiis), 
son  and  heir,  owed  700  marks  for  livery  of  his  lands  and  the  King's 
benevolence,  6  Richard  I.  Had  a  suit  with  his  step-mother  relating 
to  her  dower  in  Cornwall.  In  the  17  year  of  King  John,  he  joined 
the  rebellion  and  his  lands  were  confiscated ;  next  year  he  submitted 
and  his  estates  were  restored.  Settled  on  his  son  Gal f rid  the  manors 
of  CHstwick,  Braordin,  and  Ceriton  by  fine.  Pasch.  7  John.  Died 
6  Henry  III.,  (1222). 

Married  Alicia,  daughter  of  Robert  de  Vere  and  Maud  (daughter 
of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  and  Beatrice). 
6th  gen.     Children: 
.013     Henry  de  Pomeria^  son  and  heir.   + 
.014    Geoffrey  de  la  Pomerai.  + 

V  .013  HENRY  de  POMERIA,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radul- 
phus),  son  and  heir,  owed  600  marks  for  livery  of  his  lands,  of 
vihlch.  sum  Alice  de  Vautort  paid  400  marks  10  John.     Confirmed 

j  ^tstnrg  of  tf|p  J^nmrrnu  Jmntlg  5D 

]  the   gift  of  his  ancestors  of  two  acres  of   land   in   Boscowen  and 

)  Trelgher,  County  Cornwall,  to  the  ^Monastery  of  St.  ^lichael's  Blount. 

I  Was  Governor  of  Rougemont  Castle.   Exeter,   12-16  John,   Sheriff 

of  Devon  6  Henry  III.,  gave  to  the  Church  of  St.  Nicholas,  Exeter, 
an  annual  rent  of  four  pounds  of  wax  out  of  Buckerell,  County 
Devon.     "Testi  Gaufrido  de  la  Pomeray  fratre  meo." 

Married  Johanna,  daughter  of  Reginald  and  sister  of  Roger  de 

yth  gen.    Children: 
.015     Henry  de  la  Pom  era  ye,  son  and  heir.   + 

.014  GEOFFRY  de  la  POMERAI,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus, 
Radidphus),  had  from  his  father  the  manors  of  Clistwick,  Braordin 
and  Ceriton.  Ped.  finished  7  John,  (Pasch)  being  then  under  age. 
Party  to  a  fine  in  the  manor  of  Tale,  21  Henry  UL,  and  in  Upottery 
and  Buckerel  31  Henry  UL  Married,  (unknown). 
ph  gen.  Child: 

.016    Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  living  1237,   + 

v'  .015  HENRY  DE  la  P0^1ER.\YE,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Joscelinus,  Radidphus),  son  and  heir,  in  ward  of  Ralph  de  Turbe- 
ville  3  Nov.  5  Henry  IH.  Did  homage  for  the  lands  of  his  father 
16  Henry  HL,  and  died  circa  1235;  (he  came  of  age  16  Henry  HI.; 
died  21  Henry  HI.,  twenty-five  years  of  age. — A.  A.  P.) 

Married  Margeria  de  Vernun.  dau.  of  William  de  Vernon  (fifth 
Earl  of  Devon)  and  !Mabel  de  ^^lellent  (dau.  of  Robert  de  Mellent 
and  Maud  de  Cornwall),  and  as  his  widow  had  ward  of  her  son 
Henry,  21  Henry  HI.,  on  payment  of  400  marks,  and  38  Henry  HI., 
had  custody  of  the  lands  of  the  heir  of  her  late  husband. 

8th  gen.     Child: 
.017     Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir.   + 

.016      HENRY   DE    la    POMERAY,    (Geoff ry,    Henry,    Henry,    Henry, 
Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  living   1237.     Party  to  a  fine  in  Upottery 
41   Henry  HI.     Married   (name  not  ascertained). 
8th  gen.     Children: 

.018     Henry  de  la  Pomeray.  + 

.019  Robert  de  la  Pomeray,  as  son  of  Henry,  son  of  GeofTry.  son  of 
Henry  de  la  Pomerai  and  Alice  de  Ver,  confirmed  to  the  monks  of 
Ford  the  manor  of  Tale,  given  them  by  his  ancestors.  (Hill)  12 
Edward  H. 

V  .017  HENRY  DE  la  POMERAY,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  son  and  heir,  under  age  21  Henry  HI.    Con- 

firmed  the  grants  previously  made  to  the  Abbey  of  Ford.  Ordered 
to  be  at  Salop  with  horse  and  arms  against  Llewellyn  ap  Griffith, 
44  Henry  III.  Party  to  a  fine  in  Stockley  Pomeray,  54  Henry  HI. 
Died  before  12  July  9  Edward  I. 

Married  Isolda,  dau.  of and  widow  of ;  had  license  to 

marry  whomsoever  she  pleased;  15  Nov.  10  Edward  I.;  held  one- 
third  of  Berry  and  Stokeley  Pomeray  in  dower,  22  April  21  Edward 
I.;  died  circa  6  Edward  III. 

pth  gen.    Child: 
.020    Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir.  + 

.018     HENRY  DE   LA    P0:MERAY,    (Henry,    Geoffrey,   Henry,   Henry, 

Henry,  Joscelinus,  Ralph),  party  to  a  fine  in  Upottery,  41  Henry  III. 


gth  gen.    Child: 
.021     John  de  la  Pomeray,  party  to  a  fine  in  Buckerell,  4  Edward  II.; 

mar.  Edith,  dau.  and  heir  of  William  Brokkyre.     Pedigree  finished 

39  Edward  I. 

>^.020  SIR  HENRY  de  la  POMERAY,  {Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radidphus),  son  and  heir,  born  at  Tre- 
goney,  County  Cornwall,  and  bapt.  in  the  church  there  23  April 
1265;  sixteen  years  old  and  married  at  the  Feast  of  Pentecost,  1 
June  1281.  Inquest  9  Edward  I.;  (No.  82.)  Proved  his  age  as 
twenty-two  years  on  the  Friday  after  the  Feast  of  Pentecost,  1287. 
Inq.  15  Edward  I.;  (No.  72.)  Claimed  a  moiety  of  the  manor  of 
Trematon  and  of  fifty-eight  Knight's  fees  in  Cornwall  and  Devon 
as  coheir  of  Roger  de  Valletort,  33  Edward  I.  No.  51.  This  Henry 
was  in  ward  to  Sir  Geoffrey  de  Camvile,  his  wife's  father. 

Married,  Amicia  dau.  of  Sir  Geoffrey  de  Camvile ;  held  the  manor 
of  Stokeley  Pomeray  in  dower,.  1  May  2  Edward  III. 

loth  gen.    Child: 
.022    Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir.  + 

(From  Victoria  History  of  County  Devon.) 

Braneys  manor,  to  which  pertain  the  Lemoges  in  sixteen  and  three- 
quarter  fees,  all  of  Hawise,  late  the  wife  of  Henry  de  Turbevill,  holds  a 
third.  Henry  de  Pomeroy  confirmed,  (1207)  to  Ford  Abbey  all  the  lands 
which  it  held  of  the  fees  of  Braneys  before  he  received  his  inheritance. 

Henry  de  la  Pomeroy  was  grandson  of  Hawise  de  Valletort,  who 
married  first  Richard  de  Redvers,  son  of  Baldwin,  and  found  to  be  next 
heir  in  inquest  post  mortem  (27  Edward  I.)  and  claimed  the  lands  in  1315, 
but  as  they  had  been  granted  to  Richard,  King  of  the  Romans  and  Duke 
of  Cornwall,  and  the  heirs  of  his  body  the  suit  was  unsuccessful. 

Richard  de  Redvers,  son  of  Baldwin,  was  first  Earl  of  Devon  and  was 
advanced  to  the  honors  of  Plympton  and  Tiverton  by  the  Empress  Maud, 
(Matilda,  dau.  of  Henry  I.)  shortly  before  June,  1141,  before  which  time 
he  had  been  styled  Baldwin  de  Redvers.  Baldwin's  son  Richard,  who 
succeeded  him  in  1155,  married  Hawise,  (her  second  marriage)  daughter 
of  Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  but  died  in  1162,  when  his  father-in-law 
was  put  in  possession  probably  as  guardian  of  his  own  grandson  Baldwin. 
From  this  Baldwin  it  passed  to  his  brother  Richard  and  from  Richard  to 
his  uncle,  William  de  Vernon,  whose  daughter  Alargeria  married  Henry 
de  Pomeray. 

Harberton  also  came  into  the  possession  of  the  Valletort  family  in  1206, 
through  Roger,  and  continued  with  the  Valletorts  until  1275,  and  in  1301 
it  was  first  claimed  by  Henry  de  Pomeray  as  next  heir,  but  in  1315  judg- 
ment was  given  against  him  as  above  noted  and  the  Harberton  moiety  was 
granted  to  the  holder  of  the  Totton  moiety.  The  other  moiety  (Totton) 
was  awarded  to  William  de  Braose,  then  to  his  son  Giles,  Bishop  of 
Hereford,  and  then  to  his  third  son,  Reginald  de  Braose,  husband  of 
Graecia,  daughter  of  William  Briwere,  the  Judge.  Reginald  died  in  1221 
and  was  succeeded  by  his  son  William  de  Braose,  who  married  Eve,  sister 
and  coheir  of  Walter  Marshall,  Earl  of  Pembroke,  and  died  in  1229,  when 
their  daughter  Eva  carried  the  moiety  to  William  de  Canteloup ;  it  then 
passed  to  Millicent,  wife  of  Ivo  de  la  Zouche,  who  on  Ivo's  death  remarried 
Nonhaut.  The  Zouches,  shortly  after  1315,  acquired  the  other  moiety  or 
honor  of  Harberton  and  held  the  united  honors  until  John,  Lord  Zouche, 
sustained  a  forfeiture  in  1485.  The  barony  then  came  to  an  end,  but  most 
of  the  estates  passed  by  grant  of  Henry  VH.,  to  the  family  of  Edgcombe, 
although  one  part  was  taken  from  La  Zouche  by  Henry  VHL,  and  given 
to  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy,  who  had  attended  him  in  wars  in  France,  and 
another  moiety  eventually  came  to  Sir  Thomas  by  marriage  with  Jane, 
daughter  of  Sir  Peirse  Edgcombe  of  Mount  Edgcombe. 

Maud,  daughter  of  Eva  de  Tracy  and  Guy  de  Br.ionne,  was  thirty-one 
years  of  age  in  1273,  and  had  recently  married  Geoffrey  de  Camville, 
Geoffrey  de  Camville  was  guardian  of  Henry  de  Pomeroy,  who  had  married 
his  daughter  Amicia  while  a  minor  before  his  father's  death  in  1281.  This 
Henry  de  Pomeray  died  in  1304.  He  was  of  the  ninth  generation,  (and 
the  seventh  Henry  in  succession,  his  son  and  grandson  being  named 
Henry   also) . 

In  1210,  Oliver  de  Tracy  was  succeeded  by  his  son  Henry  de  Tracy; 
and  to  Henry  succeeded  his  son  Henry  who  married  Maud,  daughter 
of  Reginald  de  Braose,  and  died  in  1273.  In  right  of  Maud,  Geoffrey  de 
Camville  held  the  honor  of  Barnstaple  in  1285  by  the  courtesy  of  England. 
It  reverted  to  the  crown  in  1392. 

Henry  de  Pomeroy  vs.  Richard  Plantagetiet,    {King  of  Alniain)    (King 

Richard  I.) 
(From  the  Devon  and  Cornwall  Record  Society.) 

54  Henry  III.  (28  Oct.  1269  to  27  Oct.  1270.)  "At  Exeter,  fifteen 
days  from  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Mary,  in  the  fifty-fourth  year 
of  King  Henry  (16  Feb.  1270). 

"Before  Gilbert  de  Preston,  Geoffrey  de  Lnkenore,  Walter  de  Heluin 
and  John  de  Oketon,  justices,  and  other  liegemen  of  our  lord  the  king  then 
and  there  present.  Between  Richard,  King  of  Almain  (Richard  Pianta- 
genet,  son  of  King  John,  created  Earl  of  Cornwall  1226,  elected  Emperor 
of  the  Holy  Roman  Empire,  i.  e.  Almaigne,  13  Jan.  1256-7),  claimant,  by 
John  de  Wyke  in  his  place,  and  Roger  Valle  Torta,  opponent,  as  to  the 
manor  and  castle  of  Tremeton  (Trematon  in  St.  Stephens-by-Saltash) 
and  sixty  and  one-half  knights'  fees  in  the  counties  of  Cornwall  and  Devon, 
and  the  manor  of  Kalstock;  a  plea  was  between  them.  Roger  acknowl- 
edged the  said  tenements  and  fees  as  well  in  demesnes  as  arable  lands, 
homages,  wards,  reliefs,  escheats,  services  of  free  men,  villenages,  with 
the  villeins  holding  them  and  all  their  families,  woods,  meadows,  pastures, 
ways,  paths,  waters,  ponds,  mills,  fisheries,  and  in  all  other  things  to  the 
said  manors  and  castle  belonging,  together  with  the  advowsons  of  the 
churches  of  Kalstok  and  Saint  Estevane  (Sancti  Stephanide,  Seint  Estevene) 
(Saint-Stephen's-by-Saltash)  to  be  the  right  of  the  said  King  as  those 
which  he  had  by  Roger's  gift.  To  have  and  to  hold  to  the  said  King  and 
the  heirs  of  his  body  begotten  of  the  chief  lords  of  those  fees  by  the  ser- 
vices which  to  the  said  tenements  belong  forever. 

"For  this  the  said  King  at  the  instance  of  Roger  gave  and  granted 
to  Alexander  de  Oketon  200  acres  of  wood  in  the  manor  of  Kalstok,  namely, 
the  whole  of  that  wood  which  is  called  the  "Wood  of  Kelly."  To  have  and 
to  hold  to  Alexander  and  his  heirs,  together  with  the  manor  of  Innesworke 
(Inceworth  in  Maker)  of  the  said  King  and  his  said  heirs,  or  of  Roger 
and  his  heirs  should  the  said  King  have  died  without  heir  of  his  body, 
forever.  Rendering  therefor  yearly  6d  at  Easter  for  all  services,  custom 
and  exaction.  And  the  said  King*  and  his  heirs,  or  Roger*  and  his  heirs 
as  aforesaid,  shall  warrant,  acquit  and  defend  to  Alexander  and  his  heirs 
the  said  tenements  by  the  said  service  against  all  men  forever.  Moreover, 
the  said  King  gave  to  Roger  i300." 

"And  Henry  de  la  Pomeroyt  and  Peter  Corbett  put  in  their  claime." 
"At  Exeter,  fifteen  days  from  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Mary, 
in  the  fifty-fourth  year  of  King  Henry  (1  Feb.  1270.)  Before  Gilbert 
de  Preston,  Geoffrey  de  Leukenore,  Walter  de  Heluin.  and  John  de  Oketon, 
justices,  itinerate  and  other  liegemen  of  our  lord  the  king  then  and  there 
present.    Between  Alexander  de  Oxtone  and  JoanJ  his  wife  claimants,  and 

♦Neither  had  legitimate  heirs,  although  it  is  said  that  the  King  had  a 
son  by  the  wife  of  Alexander  de  Oxtone. 

fin  1315  Peter  Corbet,  grandson  of  Isabel,  sister  and  coheiress  (with 
Johanna,  wife  of  Henry  de  Pomeroy)  of  Roger  de  Valletort,  joined  with  Henry 
de  Pomeroy  in  petitioning  Parliament  for  the  recovery  of  the  manor  and 
honour  of  Trematon,  alleging  that  when  Roger  de  Valletort  made  the  deed 
of  gift  in  favor  of  Richard,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  he  was  non  compos  mentis.  In 
1327  the  suit  was  renewed.  In  1339  a  settlement  was  effected  with  Henry 
de  Pomeroy.  (See  "Cornish  Landowners"  in  the  Journal  Royal  Institution, 
Cornwall,  vol.  x,  p.   152). 

JBy  her,  Richard,  King  of  Almain,  became  the  father  of  Richard  de  Corn- 
wall and  Joanna,  wife  of  Richard  Champernowne. —  (Polwhele's  "History  of 
Cornwall;"  vol.  i.  Pedigrees  of  Haweis;  Collectanea  Cornubiensia,  pp.  1131-2.) 

l^iBtnry  of  tlip  J^nrnf^roy  iFamtlg  54 

Roger  de  Valle  Torta,  opponent ;  as  to  the  manor  of  Innesworke 
(Inceworth  in  Maker)  and  200  acres  of  wood  in  Kalstock,  namely,  the 
whole  of  that  wood  which  is  called  "the  Wood  of  Kelly,"  which  Alexander 
and  Joan  before  held  as  the  dower  of  Joan  by  the  gift  of  Ralph  de  Valle 
Torta,  first  husband  of  the  said  Joan,  John,  brother  of  the  said  Roger,  whose 
heir  he  is.  A  plea  was  between  them.  Alexander  and  Joan  acknowledged 
the  tenements  to  be  the  right  of  Roger. 

"For  this  Roger  granted  to  Alexander  and  Joan  the  same  tenements 
with  all  the  appurtenances  as  well  in  demesne,  etc.,  to  the  said  tene- 
ments belonging.  To  have  and  to  hold  to  Alexander  and  Joan  and  the 
heirs  of  their  bodies  of  the  chief  lords  of  that  fee  by  the  services  which  be- 
long to  those  tenements  forever.  Should  Alexander  and  Joan  die  without 
heir  of  their  bodies  then  the  said  tenements  shall  wholly  remain  to  the 
right  heirs  of  Alexander.  To  hold  to  the  said  heirs  of  the  said  chief  lords 
by  the  services  forever. 


"And   Henry  de  la   Pomeroy  and   Peter  Corbet  put  in  their  claim." 

0  .022  SIR  HENRY  de  la  POAIERAY,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelhms,  Radulphus),  son  and  heir,  aged 
fourteen  years  27  Sept.  33  Edward  I.,  1305,  claiming  as  son  of 
Henry,  son  of  Henry,  son  of  Henry,  son  of  Johanna,  eldest  of  the 
two  sisters  and  coheirs  of  Roger  de  Valletort,  renewed  the  suit 
commenced  by  his  father  for  a  moiety  of  the  Castle  and  lands  of 
Roger  de  Valletort,  9  Edward  11.,  1316.  By  the  name  of  Henry, 
son  of  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  Knight,  and  Amicia,  dau.  of  Geoffrey 
de  Camville,  confirmed  the  grant  made  by  his  grandfather  Henry, 
son  of  Henry  de  la  Pomeray  and  Margery  de  Vernon,  in  the  manor 
of  Tale.  Had  license  to  entail  the  manors  of  Stokeley,  Byrye,  Har- 
berton,  etc.,  on  himself  and  Johanna  his  wife,  for  life,  with  remainder 
to  his  sons  Henry,  William,  Nicholas,  John  and  Thomas,  success- 
ively in  tail  male  1  May  2  Edward  H.,  and  entailed  them  by  fine 
3  Edward  HI,,  1328.  Presented  to  the  Church  of  Whitston,  Devon, 
in  right  of  Elizabeth,  his  wife,  16  April  1359.  Died  22  Oct.  1367; 
inq,  p.  m.  41  Edward  I.    No.  5. 

Married,    (1)   Johanna,  dau.  of  John,  Lord  Mules,   (who  was 
descended  from  Richard  the  Fearless  and  Gunnora)  ;  m.  (2)  Eliza- 
beth, daughter  and  coheir  of  John  de  Powderham;  living  in  1359. 
nth  gen.     Children  by  ist  wife: 

.023     Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir.  + 

.024  Capt.  Willlam  de  la  Pomeray,  second  son ;  ped.  'fin.  3  Edward 
HI.  He  was  Captain  of  Castle  Comet,  at  St.  Peter  Port,  Isle  of 

.025     Nicholas  de  la  Pomeray,  third  son;  ped.  fin.  3  Edward     III.; 

I  H-igfriiiiffcaa^, 

Exeter  -  Devon 


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(Translation.     Parts  illegible  by  rubbing  and  tears  in  paper.) 
On  the  part  of  the  Duke  of  Bretagne,  Earl  of  ilontfort  and  Richmond. 
[Endorsed:]      To  our  well-beloved  William   de   la  Pomeraye,  Captain  of 
Castell  Cornet. 

According  to  certain  letters,  which  we  send  you  by  one  of  your  people,  you 

will  see  that  the  English  have   taken  certain   vessels   belonging  to   Brittany. 

There  have  come  before  us  our  well-beloved  Rolant  Vitre and  several  others 

of  our  subjects  saying  that  they  were  lately  traveling  as  merchants  with  their 
vessels  [laden  ?]  with  salt,  and  fell  in  with  some  people,  who  took  them  and  car- 
ried off  the  said  vessels  to  the  great  damage  of  our  said  subjects,  who  desire  so 
often  to  go  across,  as  the  people  on  your  side  come  here,  as  indeed  there  are  now 
divers  persons  from  your  side  here  in  our  port  and  harbours,  who  have  suffered 
no  hurt.  But  up  to  the  present  our  subjects  have  been  deceived  and  suffered  dam- 
age upon  the  oath  of  the  sureties  to  whom  the  King  of  England  sent  information 
In  the  ports,  etc.,  of  his  Kingdom,  as  we  have  likewise  informed  them  in  ours. 
And  whereas  we  are  informed  that  the  said  vessels  and  others  belonging  to  our 
said  subjects  were  taken,  a  craft  whose  master  (named  Mondi)  said  belonged 
to  the  Mayor  of  Poole,  and  that  the  son  of  the  said  mayor  was  there  present, 
we  pray  you  that  on  receipt  of  these  presents,  you  will  send  one  of  your  people 
to  Poole  aforesaid  or  elsewhere  on  your  side  at  the  expense  of  our  said  sub- 
jects, to  see  if  they  can  find  the  said  vessels,  and  that  you  should  put  an  em- 
bargo upon  the  said  goods  and  merchandise,  if  you  should  find  the  cargoes 
still  on  board  the  vessels  until  you  can  send  us  information  thereof,  and  an 
arrangement  can  be  made.  And  herein  you  will  do  us  a  great  pleasure.  And 
[we  send  ?]  you  in  a  schedule  herein  enclosed  the  names  of  the  said  vessels 
and  of  their  masters. 

Given  at  our  town  of  Nantes  on  the  26th  day  of  August,  [temp  Edw.  III.]. 


Sheriff  of  County  Devon,  50  Edward  III;  arms,  or  a  lion  rampant 

gules  within  a  bordure  engrailed  sable. 
.026     JoHx  DE  LA  PoMERAY,  fourth  son ;  ped.  fin.  3  Edward  III. 
.027    Thomas  de  la  Pomer.\y,  youngest  son.  + 

Child  by  2d  luife: 
.028     Elizabeth  de  la  Pomer.\y;  m.  Oliver  Carminow ;  vide.  Carminow 

ped.,  Vivian's  Visit  of  Cornwall. 
(Copy  of  Harley  MS.  io8o  F.  22/.) 

"Edwardus*  dei  gratia  Rex  Anglipe  Dominus  Hibernipe  et  Dux 
Aquitanie  omnibus  ad  quos.  presentes  littere  pervenerint  salutem.  Sciatis 
quod,  cum  Henricus  da  la  Pomeroy  miles,  consa[n]guineus  et  unus  hered- 
ensis  Rogeri  de  Valle  Torta  Remiserit  et  omnino  pro  se  et  heredibus  suis 
imperpetuum  quietum  clamaverit  dilecto  Filio  nosteo  Edwardo  duci  cornubie 
et  comiti  cestrie  et  peredibus  suis  totumius  et  clameum,  etc.  In  cuius  rei 
testimonium  has  litteras  nostras  fieri  fecimus  Patentes.  Teste  me  ipso 
apud   Westmonasterium    15    mo.   Februarii   anno   regri    nostei   undecimo." 

.023  SIR  HENRY  de  la  P0:MERAY,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelin,  Radulphus),  son  and  heir, 
named  as  son  of  Johanna  de  Mules  in  deed  42  Edward  III. ;  died 
20  Dec.  1373 ;  seized  of  lands  in  Devon  and  Cornwall.  Inq.  p.  m. 
48  Edward  III.  No.  51.  Married  unknown. 
1 2th  gen.      Children: 

.029     Sir  John  de  la  Pomer.\y,  son  and  heir;  married  Johanna,  daughter 
and  coheir  of  Richard  de  !Merton. 

.030    Johaxna  de  la  Pomeray.  + 

.031     Margaret  de  la  Pomeray.  + 

.027  THOMAS  de  la  POMERAY,  {Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  youngest 
son.  Ped.  fin.  3  Edward  HI. ;  acquired  lands  in  Sandridge.  etc. 
Ped.  finished  45  Edward  III.    Pasch. 

Married,  but  our  authorities  do  not  give  the  name  of  his  W'ife.  In 
accordance  with  the  entail  of  his  father,  by  fine,  3  Edward  III., 
his  son  and  heir  Edward  succeeded  to  the  manors  of  Stokeley, 
Byrye,  Harberton,  etc.,  the  heir  of  his  (Thomas's)  brother  Sir  Henry 

♦Edward,  by  the  grace  of  God  King  of  England,  Lord  of  Ireland  and 
Duke  of  Aquitaine.  To  all,  to  whom  the  present  letters  come,  salutation. 
Know  that,  whereas  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy  Knight,  kinsman  and  sole  heir 
of  Roger  de  Valle  Torta  [?  Valtort]  hath  released  and  entirely  acquitted  on 
behalf  of  himself  and  heirs  for  ever  in  favour  of  our  beloved  son  Edward, 
Duke  of  Cornwall  and  Earl  of  Chester  and  his  heirs  all  right  and  claim,  etc. 
in  testimony  whereof  we  have  caused  our  letters  patent  to  be  made  witness 
myself  at  Westminster  loth  of  February  in  the  year  of  our  reign  eleventh. 
(King's  arms  and  crest  attached.) 

having  died  without  male  issue,  and  his  other  elder  brothers  also 
having  died  without  male  issue. 
1 2th  gen.    Child: 
.032     Edward  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir,  succeeded  to  Berry  Pomeroy 
on  the  death  of  Sir  Thomas  Pomeray,  1426.  + 

.029  SIR  JOHN  DE  LA  POMERAY,  (Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  son 
and  heir,  aged  27  and  more  10  Feb.  1374.  Settled  the  manor  of 
Berry  Pomeray  on  himself  and  Johanna,  his  wife,  and  the  heirs  of 
their  body,  with  remainder  to  his  own  right  heirs  forever.  Settled 
the  manor  of  Tregoney  on  his  cousin  Edward  Pomeray  and  Mar- 
garet Bevile,  his  wife  before  their  marriage  by  fine,  5  Henry  IV. 
No.  4.  Died  s.  p.  14  June.  1416.  Inquest  post  mortem  4  Henry 
V.     No.  44. 

Married  Johanna,  daughter  and  coheir  of  Richard  de  Merton, 
widow  of  John  Baunfield,  vide  Bampfield;  ped.  ante  p.  38;  granted 
her  estate  in  Bery  Pomeray  to  Thomas  de  la  Pomeray  and  Johanna 
his  wife,  and  John  Cole,  16  April  1420.  Died  16  June  1420.  Inq. 
p.  m.  8  Henry  V.     No.  53. 

(Transcribed  from  Harlein  MSS.,  British  Museum.) 

2.  Sciant  presentes  et  futuri,  quod  ego,  Willelmus  Hywish  dedi  con- 
cessi  et  hoc  presenti  certa  indentata  confirmavi  Johanni  de  la  Pomeroy 
militi  maneria  mea  de  Tremetherott,  Menely  Rathwill  et  quartam  partem 
manerii  de  Trurii,  etc.  In  cuius  rei  testimonium  tam  sigillum  predicti 
Willelmi  Huysch  tuam  sigillum  predicti  Johannis  cartis  indentatis  alter- 
natim  sunt  apposita.  Hus  testibus :  Johanne  de  Bemont,  Willelmo  Bonvill, 
Warino  le  Archdeacon,  Willelmo  de  Bickberie,  Militibus,  Jacobo  de  Chud- 
ley,  Nicholas  de  Rickham,  Johanne  de  Ferrers,  et  alus.  Dat.  apud  Hywish 
14  die  mensis  Mali  anno  regni  regis  Edwardi  3  post  conquestum  quin- 

.030  JOHANNA  de  la  POMERAY,  {Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  first 
daughter;  died  before  her  brother.  Married  Sir  James  Chudleigh 
of  Ashton ;  vide.  ped.  ante,  page  189. 

•Knowallmen.presentandtocome,  thati,  William  Hywish  have  given,  granted 
and  by  this  present  indentured  deed  confirmed  to  John  de  la  Pomeroy,  Knight, 
my  manors  of  Tremetherott,  Roth  will  and  a  fourth  part  of  the  manor  of 
Truru,  etc.  In  testimony  whereof  the  seal  of  the  said  William  Huysh,  as  well 
as  the  seal  of  the  said  John,  have  been  affixed  alternately  to  the  indentured 
deeds.  Witnesses:  John  de  Bemont,  William  Bonville,  Warin  the  Arch- 
deacon, William  de  Bickberie,  Knights;  James  de  Chudley,  Nicholas  de  Ricke- 
ham,  John  de  Ferrers  and  others.  Givin  at  Hywish  14th  day  of  the  month 
May,  in  the  year  of  the  reign  of  King  Edward,  third  after  the  conquest,  fiftieth. 

57  Srsr? nbattJs  of  Sal^It  ht  Pomrret 

^3th  gen.  Children: 
.033  Johanna  Chudleigh,  daughter  and  heir,  and  coheir  of  her  uncle, 
Sir  John  de  la  Pomeray,  aged  40  and  more  1416.  Died  8  Dec. 
1423.  Inq.  p.  m.  7  Henry  VI.  No.  51 ;  m.  (1)  Sir  John  St.  Aubyn; 
m.  (2)  Sir  Philip  de  Brione;  m.  (3)  Sir  Thomas  Pomeray,  Kt. ; 
he  held  Bery  and  Stokeleigh  Pomeray  by  courtesy  of  England  after 
his  wife's  death;  d.  10  Alarch  1426,  when  they  reverted  to  Edward 
Pomeray,  vide  inq.  p.  m.  7  Henry  VI.    No.  51.  + 

I4fh  gen.     Child  by  ist  marriage: 
.034    John   St.  Aubyn,  son  and  heir;  m.   Catherine,   dau.  and   heir  of 
Sir  Robert  Challons  of  Challons  Leigh,  County  Devon.   + 

Child  by  sd  marriage: 
.035     Isabella  Pomeray^  only  child;  named  in  the  inquest  taken  on  her 
mother's  death.     Died  before  her  parents. 

^5i^  ^^"-  Children  of  John  and  Catherine  St.  Aubin,  (.0^4): 
.036  Johanna  St.  Aubyn,  coheir  of  her  grandmother,  Johanna  Pomeray, 
m.  Otho  Bodrigan,  and  aged  seventeen  years  and  more  1428;  rem. 
William  Dennys. 
.037  Margaret  St.  Aubyn,  coheir  of  her  grandmother,  Johanna  Pom- 
eray; m.  Reginald  Tretherff,  and  aged  thirteen  years  and  more 

.031     MARGARET  de  la  POMERAY,  {Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Josceliniis,  Radulphus) ,  second 
daughter ;  died  before  her  brother.    Married  Adam  Cole. 
13th  gen.    Child: 

.038  John  Cole,  coheir  of  Sir  John  de  la  Pomeray,  his  uncle;  aged 
forty  and  more  1416. 

.032  SIR  EDWARD  de  la  POMERAY,  {Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  son 
and  heir;  succeeded  to  Bery  Pomeray  on  the  death  of  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeray,  1426.  Sheriff  of  Devon  10  Henry  VI.  Died  3  May 
1446;  seized  of  Bery  Pomeray,  Stokeley  Pomeray,  one-half  of  the 
manor  of  Harberton,  one-third  of  the  manor  of  Brixton,  by  vir- 
tue of  entail;  ped.  fin.  3  Edward  III.  Inquest  p.  m.  24  Henry 
VI.     No.  37: 

Married  Margaret,  dau.  of  John  Bevile.  Settlement  before  mar- 
riage 5  Henry  IV. ;  settlement  after  marriage,  12  Sept.  13  Henry 
VI.;  d.  10  Sept.  1461.    Inquest  p.  m.  1  Edward  IV.    No.  11. 

I^iatory  of  tip  Pom^rng  3^amtlg  58 

i^th  gen.     Children: 
.039    Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  son  and  heir;  m.  (1)  Alice,  dau.  of  John 

Raleigh;  m.  (2)  Anna,  dau.  of  Robert  Cammel.  + 
.040    John  Pomeray.  + 

^  .039  HENRY  de  la  POMERAY,  (Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radnl- 
phus),  son  and  heir;  aged  thirty  and  more  at  his  father's  death, 
and  forty  and  more  at  his  mother's  death.  Settled  Stokeley  Pom- 
eray on  Sinclere  Pomeray,  his  son,  and  Katharine,  his  wife,  and 
..    their  heirs,  27  Sept.  1462;  d.  7  July  1481. 

Married  (1)  Alice,  dau.  of  John  Raleigh  of  Fardell,  County  Devon ; 
m.  (2)  Anna,  dau.  of  Robert  Cammel  of  Tittleford,  County  Dorset, 
widow  of  Henry  Barrett  of  Whiteparish,  County  Wilts ;  m.  before 
20  Sept.  1478;  d.  before  her  second  husband,  s.  p.  by  him.  She 
had  a  daughter,  Johanna  Barrett,  by  her  first  husband,  who  married 
William  Kelloway,  of  Sherborne,  County  Dorset,  and  they  had  a 
son,  John  Kelloway,  who  had  a  daughter,  Agnes. 

14th  gen.     Children  by  1st  wife: 

.041  Sir  Seint  Clere  Pomeroy,*  Knight,  son  and  heir,  d.  v.  p.  s. 
p.  31  May  1471.  Inquest  p.  m.  12  Edward  IV.  No.  3;  m.  Kath- 
arine, dau  of  Sir  Phihp  Courtenay,  Kt,  of  Powderham;  widow 
of  Thomas  Rogers.  She  afterward  married  Sir  William  Huddes- 
field,  vide  Courtenay  ped.  ante,  ped.  246;  d.  12  Jan.  1515,  at 
Spillingford.  Inquest  p.  m.  7  Henry  VIII.  No.  14.  George 
Rogers,  her  son  and  heir,  aged  thirty  years  and  more.  (The  de- 
scent noted  in  the  eleventh,  twelfth  and  thirteenth  generations  is 
recited  in  the  inquest  taken  on  the  death  of  Katherine  Huddes- 
field,  who  was  widow  of  Sir  Seint  Clere  Pomeroy,  7  Henry  VIII, 
No.    14.— Bond.) 

.042  Sir  Richard  Pomeroy,  second  son,  heir  to  his  brother,  Sir  Seint 
Clere.  + 

.043     John  Pomeroy,  named  in  the  will  of  his  brother;  living  1496. 

.044    Agnes  Pomeroy,  named  in  the  will  of  her  brother;  1496. 

.045     Elizabeth  Pomeroy.  + 

.046    Thomas  Pomeroy,  fourth  son.  + 

.040  JOHN  POMERAY,  (Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphiis) ,  m. 
Mary,  dau.  of 

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14th  gen.    Child: 
.047    Robert  Pomeroy.  + 

.042  SIR  RICHARD  POMEROY,*  {Henry,  Edivard,  Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscclinns, 
Radulphus),  second  son,  heir  to  his  brother.  Sir  Seint  Clere,  and  aged 
thirty  and  more  at  the  taking  of  the  inquest  on  his  death;  Sheriff 
of  Devon  13  Edward  IV.  Knighted  at  the  Bath  on  the  coronation 
of  Queen  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Henry  VII.;  d.  24  Alay  1496;  will  24 
Aug.;  pro.  20  October  1496.  P.  C.  C.  (Home  1.) 

Married,  Elizabeth,  dau.  and  coheir  of  Richard  Densell  of  Were, 
and  widow  of  Martin  Fortesque  of  Filleigh;  vide  ped.  ante,  page 
167.  Named  in  the  will  of  her  husband  and  inquest  taken  on  the 
death  of  her  son,  Thomas ;  d.  20  March  1507-8. 

ijth  gen.     Children: 
.048     Blanche   Pomeroy,  eldest  daughter;  named  in  her   father's  will; 

living  1496. 
.049    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  second  daughter;  named  in  her  father's  will; 

living  1496. 
.050    Sir  Edward  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir.  + 
.051     Thomas  Pomeroy,!  second  son;  named  in  his  father's  will;  d.  s. 

p.  12  Aug.  1508.     Inquest  p.  m.  24  Henry  VII.     No.  65.     Will  25 

Aug.  1508,  pro.  24  Jan.  1508-9.  P.  C.  C.  (Bennett  10). 

.045  ELIZABETH  POMEROY,  {Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus, 
Radulphus),  m.  Humphrey  Courtney,  sixth  son  of  Sir  Philip  Court- 
enay  and  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Walter,  Lord  Hungerford,  K.  G. ;  he 
d.  23  April  1496. 

•The  church  of  Berry  Potaeroy  was  doubtless  constructed  by  Joscelinus 
de  Pomeria  (second  gen.)  and  rebuilt  by  Sir  Richard.  At  the  front  of  one 
of  the  tombs  in  the  churchyard  were  the  arms  of  the  Pomeroys,  at  the  western 
end  of  the  monument,  and  at  the  eastern  end  a  shield,  supported  by  two 
angels,  displayed  Pomeroy  arms  impaled  with  those  of  Sir  Richard  Denzell,  of 
Filleigh.  It  is  believed  that  he  was  induced  to  undertake  this  work  through  the 
influence  of  his  brother,  Sir  Seint  Clere  de  Pomeroy,  (in  his  will).  Sir  Seint 
Clere  was  Abbot  of  Buckfast. 

fWILL  OF  THOMAS  POMEROY,  ESQ.     Folio  10  Bennett   (P.  C,  C). 

In  the  name  of  God,  amen,  I,  Thomas  Pomerey,  Esq.,  with  whole  and 
stedfast  mind  make  this  my  last  will  and  testament  and  last  will  the  26th 
Aug.  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  God  1508  and  the  year  of  the  reign  of  our 
sovereign  Lord  King  Henry  the  Vllth  2  4.  As  in  this  my  present  testament  and 
last  will  followeth:  First  I  bequeath  my  soul  to  Almighty  God,  to  our  blessed 
lady  St.  Mary  and  to  all  the  holy  saints  in  heaven.  And  my  body  to  be 
buried  in  the  church  of  Our  Lady  in  Thame  before  the  alter  of  the  image  of 
our  Lady  of  Jeseon.     Also  I  bequeath  to  the   mother  church  of  Lincoln   4d. 

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15th  gen.  Children: 
.052    John  Courtenay.  .054    Joan  Courtenay. 

.053    Philip  Courtenay. 

.046  THOMAS  POAIEROY,  {Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Raditl- 
phus),  third  son,  held  lands  in  Cheriton,  Fitzpaine,  etc.,  which  were 
settled  upon  him  and  Agnes,  his  wife,  by  her  father,  20  Sept.  1478 ; 
d.  29  Dec.  1493.    Inquest  p.  m.  9  Henry  VH.     No.  61. 

Married,  Agnes,  daughter  of  John  Kelloway,  of  County  Dorset. 
I5ih  gen.    Children: 

.055    Agnes  Pomeroy.  +  .058    Thomasine  Pomeroy, 

.056    Anna  Pomeroy.  +  .059    Elizabeth  Pomeroy. 

.057    Margaret  Pomeroy^  mar. 

.060  Thomas  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir;  aged  twelve  years  at  his  father's 

.061     Richard  Pomeroy,  of  Rousdon,  County  Devon,  living  1531.  + 

.047  ROBERT  POMEROY,  (John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radul- 
phus),  of  Ingsdon,  Devon,  with  his  wife,  settled  on  themselves,  16 
Nov.  1481,  the  manor  of  Ingesden,  with  remainder  to  their  son  and 
heir,  Sinclere  Pomeroy,  in  tail.    Died  3  Jan.  1517-8. 

Married,  Elizabeth,  only  dau.  and  heir  of  John  Beaumont,*  of 
Ingesden;  nineteen  years  of  age  at  her  father's  death,  29  Oct.  1471. 
Died  before  her  husband. 

•The  Beaumonts  held  Engesden  till  the  reign  of  Edward  IV.,  (1461) 
when  Elizabeth,  only  daughter,  and  heiress  of  Sir  John  de  Beaumont,  brought 
it  to  the  Pomeroy  family,  in  whom  it  remained  many  years. 

Also  I  bequeath  my  chain  of  ten  score  links  of  gold  to  our  Lady  of  Jeseon  in 
the  ■church  of  Thame  where  my  will  is  that  my  body  shall  lye  to  be  prayed  for. 
Also  I  bequeath  to  my  Lord  the  Prince  my  great  bay  horse.  Also  I  bequeath 
to  my  fellow  Franceys  Bewdes  my  black  velvet  gowne  furred  with  black 
bogye.  Also  I  bequeath  to  Robert  Holden  my  servant  to  pray  for  me,  and  for 
the  good  service  he  hath  done  to  me,  my  bay  ambelyng  nagg,  saddle  and 
bridle  and  four  marks  in  money.  Also  I  bequeath  to  William  Bryan  my 
servant  to  pray  for  me  and  for  the  good  service  he  hath  done  to  me  five  marks 
in  money  and  my  tawny  chamlett  coat  lined  with  black  coten.  Also  I  be- 
queath to  Ager  dwelling  in  Southwark  at  the  sign  of  the  Cross  Key  to 

pray  for  me,  my  chamlet  gowne  furred  with  black  bogye.  Also  I  bequeath  to 
Thomas  Childe  to  pray  for  my  soul  and  for  my  keeping  in  my  sickness  20s  in 
money.  And  all  the  residue  of  my  goods  not  remembered!  will  that  they  shall  be 
disposed  for  the  helth  of  my  soul  after  the  discretion  of  Mr.  Franceys  Bewdes 
and  John  Flaggen  whom  I  make  myne  escors  to  execute  and  perform  this  my 
present  testament  and  last  will.  These  witness:  John  Buntyng,  Pers  Benet, 
Robert  Holden,  William  Bryan,  Robert  Holland,  William  Lantt  and  others. 
Proved  9th  Sept.  1508. 

l^th  gen.    Children: 
.062     SiNCLERE  PoMEROY,  son  and  heir.   + 
.063    John  Pomeroy,  second  son.   + 

050  SIR  EDWARD  POMEROY,  (Richard,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas, 
Henry,  Henrv,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Jos- 
celinus,  Radulphus),  of  Bury  Pomeroy,  in  County  Devon,  Kt.,  son 
and  heir,  of  full  age  at  his  father's  death,  and  named  in  his  father's 
will;  heir  to  his  brother,  Thomas  Pomeroy,  aged  thirty  and  more 
at  his  death  in  1508.  Died  21  Oct.  1538.  Esch.  Inquest  p.  m.  30 
and  31  Henry  VIII.    No.  7. 

Married,  Johanna,  daughter  of  Sir  John  Sapcot,  Kt. ;  settlement 
before  marriage  2  Oct.  4  Henry  VIII. ;  named  in  the  inquest  on  the 
'death  of  her  husband.     Living  1538. 
i6th  gen.    Children: 

,064    Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  de  Bery  Pomeroy.  + 

.065    Hugh  Pomeroy,  of  Tregoney.  + 

.066    William  Pomeroy.  .067a  Thomasin  Pomeroy. 

1         .067    Edward  Pomeroy.  .067b  Eliz.\beth  Pomeroy. 

1         .055     AGNES  POIMEROY,  (Thomas,  Henry,  Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry, 
\         '  Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Joscelinus, 

Radulphus),  m.  (1)  Thomas  Tresoyle;  m.  (2)  Thomas  Vowell. 
i6th  gen.     Child  by  2d  marriage: 
.068     Phillippa  Vowell,  m.  Edward  Harris  of  Cornworthy;  he  m.  (2) 
Anne,  dau.   of  William   Huckmore;  she  m.    (2)    Henry   Pomeroy, 

''  17th  gen.    Child  of  Phillippa  and  Ed-ward  Harrys,  (.068): 

.069    Thomas  Ha:rrys,  sergeant-at-law ;  m.  Elizabeth  Pomeroy. 

Children  of  Edward  and  Anne  Harrys,  (.068): 
.070    Arthur  Harrys,  m.  (1)  Honor,  dau.  of  John  Wikes  of  Northwike; 

m.  (2)  Phelip,  dau.  of  Richard  Duke,  of  Otterton. 
.071     Susan  Harrys,  m.  Henry  Fortesque  of  Cornworthy. 

.056     ANNA  POMEROY,    (Thomas,  Henry,  Edward,   Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,   Henry,   Joscelinus, 
Radulphus) ,  m.  Tristram  of  Hengscot  of  Exeter. 
1 6th  gen.    Children: 

.072    Nicholas  Hengscott. 

.073    John  Hengscott  of  Hengscott,  m.  Agnes,  dau.  of  William  Marwood 
of  Hengscott. 

.074    Agnis  Hengscott,  m.  William  Strowbridge  of  Owtrey  St.  Mary. 

^tfitorg  of  tit?  pnmfrou  Jamtlg  fi2 

i/th  gen.     Children  of  John  and  Agnes  Hengscott,  (o/j); 
.075    Thomazin  Hengscott. 
.076    Elizabethe  Hengscott. 

^.061     RICHARD  POMEROY,  {Thomas,  Henry,  Edzi'ard,  Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Josccliniis, 
Radulphus),  of  Rousdon,  County  Devon;  living  1531;  m.  Eleanor, 
dau.  of  John  Coker  of  Mapowder,  County  Dorset. 
1 6th  gen.    Children: 
.077     Henry  Pomeroy..  son  and  heir.  + 
.078    John  Pomeroy,  living  1531. 

.062     SINCLERE  PO^IEROY,  (Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,  Joscelinus, 
Radulphus) ,  son  and  heir ;  ob.  v.  p. ;  m.  Johanna,  dau.  of  ... .  ;  living 
15  June,  24  Henry  VHI. 
i6th  gen.    Child: 

.079    John  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir.  + 

.063  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Robert,  John,  Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus, 
Radulphus),  second  son,  on  whom  his  father  settled  a  tenement  called 

"Barnes  Place,"  in  Over  Ingsden,  27  April  1500:  m 

1 6th  gen.    Child: 

.080    Christopher  Pomeroy.  + 

.064  SIR  THOMAS  de  POMEROY  de  BERY  POMEROY,  (Edward, 
Richard,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry. 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  (Miles)  son 
and  heir,  aged  thirty-five  years  and  more  at  the  death  of  his  father; 
lost  the  Castle,  Park  and  Manor  of  Bery  Pomeroy,  with  other  lands ; 
also  King  Henry  VIII.  took  a  moiety  of  the  Totnes  manor  from 
Baron  Zouche  and  gave  it  to  Sir  Thomas,  all  of  which,  with  his 
original  estates,  as  cited  above  (were  appropriated  by  Sir  Edward 
Seymour,  Lord  Protector  of  England,  1  Dec.  1549;  d.  Nov.  1,  1566. 
Married,  Jane,  dau.  and  coheir  of  Sir  Peirs  Edgcomb  of  Mount 
Edgcomb;  (sic.)  ;  lost  her  estate  in  Totnes  to  Sir  Edward  Seymour; 
living  1570. 

iph  gen.     Children: 

.081     Thomas  Pomeroy  of  Bingley,  son  and  heir.  4- 

.082  Arthur  Pomeroy  of  Antony,  County  Cornwall,  included  in  the 
entail  created  by  his  father,  14  March  1550-51;  d.  s.  p.;  buried  15 
Aug.  1615,  at  St.  Stephens  by  Saltash,  Cornwall.     Will  31  March 

P  0  K  f  ^^ 

>k^r?HL^  aly-^y^u^    iCU-K,.u.^     'btz^^^H 

t't^.l    ^l^^^^r 

#prnnb  Abministratinn  of  Sirharii  Pnmrrotj 

{Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury.     Administration  Act  Book*.     1573-79.) 

(*Translation. ) 

Henry  Pomeroye. 

S"  Blaise 
S"  John  1578 
S"  Faith  1578 

exhibited  on 
the  4th. 

„w  r^r^'^  ^*r^*».'' . 

On  the  5th  of  July  (1575)  commission  issued  to  Richard  Pome- 
roye, natural  and  lawful  son  of  Henry  Pomeroye,  late  of  Totnes 
in  the  County  of  Devon,  deceased,  having  (goods  &c.)  to  ad- 
minister the  goods  rights  and  credits  of  the  same  deceased. 
sworn  well  (to  administer)  &c.,  with  revocation  of  the  letters 
of  administration  of  the  goods  of  the  said  deceased  formerly 
granted  to  one  Richard  Pomeroye,  now  or  late  of  Tomes  afore- 
said, in  consequence  of  suppression  of  the  truth  &  false  state- 
ment and  fraudulently  by  him  obtained  in  the  month  of  June, 
1559,  and  the  annulling  thereof  as  appears  by  the  acts  of  this 
court  drawn  up  on  this  present  day. 

1604;  pro.  1  Dec.  1615;  admr.  "de  bonus  non"  granted  15  July  1617, 
to  Anne  Pilkington,  alias  Hutton,  wife  of  John  Pilkington,  and 
sister  of  Elizabeth  Stronge,  alias  Pomeroy,  alias  Atkins,  alias  Hutton, 
deceased,  the  widow  and  executrix  of  testator.  P.C.C.  (Rudd  115.) 
Mar.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  ....  Hutton,  and  widow  of  ....  Atkins, 
executrix  of  her  husband's  will;  remarried  John  Stronge;  mar.  lie. 
27  ^Slarch  1616,  Exeter. 

.083  Jane  Pomeroy,  m.  Thomas  Floyer  of  Floyer  Hayes;  their  dau.  m. 
William  Wrayford  of  Silverton,  b.  1550;  exr.  of  his  father's  will 
1595;  d.  before  1624;  paid  subsidy  at  Silverton  21  James  I.  Will 
pro.  20  June  1651. 

.084  Elizabeth  Pomeroy;  m.  15  Oct.  1562,  at  Chudleigh,  to  Nicholas 
Bennett ;  vide  ped.  ante  page  72 ;  named  in  will  of  her  husband ;  bu. 
11  Aug.  1605,  at  Chudleigh;  will  pro.  16  Aug.  1605.  Const.  Ct. 

.085  Katharine  Pomeroy;  m.  Sir  John  Moore  of  Moorhayes,  County 
Devon,  Kt. ;  vide  ped.  ante  page  573;  dubbed  at  Westminster,  10 
Nov.  Edward  Yl. ;  will  26  April  1606.    Pro.  Archd.  Ct.  Exeter. 

(Proceedings  in  Chancery.     Temp.  Elizabeth.     G.  5-12.     19  May  I595-) 

"To  the  right  honorable  Sr  John  Puskeringe  Knight,  Lord  Keeper  of  the 

great  Scale  of  England : 

"Humbly  complayning  showeth  unto  yor  good  Lordship  yo^  dayly 
Orator  Thomas  Goodridge  of  Beri  Pomery  in  the  Countie  of  Devon  That 
whereas  yo^  Orator  hath  heretofore  exhibited  unto  this  honorable  Court 
a  bill  of  complaynt  against  one  S^  Edward  Seam^,  Knight,  and  others  in 
effect  as  hereafter  followeth  viz.  To  the  Right  Honorable  S^  Christopher 
Hatton  of  the  most  noble  order  of  the  garter.  Knight,  Lord  Chancellor 
of  England  most  humbly  complayning  showeth  unto  yo^  Lordship  yo^ 
poore  and  daylie  Orator  Thomas  Goodridge  of  Bery  Pomerie  in  the 
countie  of  Devon  Yeoma  That  Whereas  S^  Thomas  Pomerie  late  of  Bery 
Pomerye  in  the  sayd  countie  of  Devon.  Knight,  deceased,  was  in  his  life 
tyme  lawfully  seized  in  his  demesne  of  fee  of  and  in  the  mannoi^"  of  Berie 
Pomery  in  the  foresayd  countie  of  Devon  wthin  wch  mannor  there  are 
Divers  aistomarie  lands  pcell  of  the  sayd  manno^  demised  and  demiseable 
tyme  out  of  mynde  by  copie  of  court  Rowle  by  the  lord  for  the  tyme 
being  or  his  Steward  for  three  Lyves  in  possession  according  to  the  custom 
of  the  sayd  manner,  and  the  sayd  S^  Thomas  Pomerye  so  thereof  being 
seized,  for  the  consideration  of  a  great  some  of  money  gy'ven  to  the  sayd 
Sr  Thomas  Pomery  at  a  court  holden  for  the  sayd  manno^  about  the 
xxxvth  year  of  the  Raigne  of  o^  late  Soveraigne  Lord  Kinge  Henry  the 
eight,  did  devise  and  grant  one  tenement  and  one  farthing  and  halfe  of 
land  wth  thapp^tenas  in  Bery  Tythinge  together  wth  one  meade  called 
Buscomb  meade,  and  three  closes  there  lying  together  called  Losehangers, 
being  all  pcell  of  the  sayd  customary  lands  of  the  sayd  mannor  of  Bery 

^tBlorg  of  tl|f  5?otttprng  3Famtl^  fi4 

Pomery  above  mentioned  by  copie  of  court  rowle  according  to  the  cus- 
tome  of  the  sayd  mannor  unto  Richord  Goodridge,  George  Goodridge  and 
unto  yo^  sayd  Orator  to  have  and  to  hold  for  terme  of  their  lyves  accord- 
ing to  the  custome  of  the  sayd  mannor.  By  force  whereof  the  sayd  Richord 
Goodridg  entered  and  was  thereof  seized  for  terme  of  her  lyfe  according 
to  the  custome  of  sayd  manno^",  and  afterwards  the  right  tytle  and  interest 
of  the  sayd  mannor  of  S'^"  Thomas  Pomery  of  and  in  the  sayd  manno^* 
of  Bery  Pomery  by  sufficient  and  lawful  conveyance  come  unto  S^"  Edward 
Seymo^  Knight  who  is  at  this  present  seized  thereof  accordingly  to  him  and 
his  heires.  And  the  sayd  Richord  Goodridge,  mother  unto  yo^  sayd 
Orator  being  also  lately  deceased,  the  sayd  George  Goodridge  by  vertue 
of  tlie  sayd  Graunt  by  copie  of  Court  rowle  being  next  named  in  the  sayd 
copie  entered  into  the  sayd  tenement  and  other  the  premisses  and  was 
thereof  seized  for  terme  of  his  lyfe  according  to  the  custome  of  the  sayd 
mannor.  All  the  sayd  premisses  after  the  death  surrender  or  forfeiture 
of  the  sayd  George  ought  to  come  and  remayne  to  yo^  orator  for  terme  of 
his  life  according  to  the  custome  of  sayd  mannor  as  aforesayd.  But  so  it 
is  may  it  please  yo^  good  Lordship  that  the  sayd  George  Goodridge  having 
by  casual  meanes  gotten  into  his  hands  the  sayd  copie  of  Courte  Rowle 
whereby  your  orator  myght  mayntayne  the  graunt  to  him  made  of  the 
premises  as  aforesayd  did  secretely  conclude  and  agree  with  the  sayd  S^ 
Edward  Seamor  for  some  consideracon  betweene  them  agreed  upon,  that 
the  sayd  S^  Edward  should  issue  and  grant  the  said  premises  unto  one 
Ambrose  Goodridge,  sonne  of  the  sayd  George  secretly  in  possession  wch 
the  said  George  uppon  a  surrender  by  him  to  be  made  of  his  present  estate 
in  possession.  But  because  of  the  sayd  estate  and  graunt  of  the  sayd 
premises  made  unto  yo^  sayd  orator  as  aforesayd  upon  surrender  of  the  sayd 
George  should  be  presently  in  beingtherefore  the  sayd  George  Goodridge  and 
the  sayd  S^  Edward  Seamor  did  further  agree  that  as  well  the  sayd  S^  Ed- 
ward Seamor  should  either  cancell  and  suppresse  or  keepe  secrete  the  sayd 
Court  Rll  wherein  the  sayd  graunt  of  the  premises  made  to  the  sayd  Richord, 
George  and  to  yo^  pore  orator  was  enrolled  and  expressed,  as  also  the  sayd 
George  Goodridge  should  of  purpose  cancell,  deface  and  suppresse  the 
sayd  copie  of  the  sayd  court  Rool  to  thend  by  these  practices  Utterly  to 
bar  and  exclude  yo^  poore  orator  from  his  right  and  title  to  the  premises 
by  virtue  of  the  sayd  graunt.  And  accordingly  S^  Edward  Seamor  both 
either  cancelled  or  defaced  the  sayd  court  Rolls  wherein  the  sayd  graunt 
was  enrolled,  or  els  doth  keepe  the  same  secrete  so  that  yo^  orator  can  by 
no  meanes  attayne  to  the  sight  thereof,  and  the  sayd  George  Goodridge 
hath  also  suppressed  and  defaced  the  sayd  copie  made  for  the  sayd  Richord 

Goodridge  and  to  yo^  orator,  and  now  of   in  full  effecting  of  their 

sayd  agreement  and  unconscionable  practice. 

the  sayd  George  hath  surrendered  all  his  estate  in  the  premises  unto  the 
sayd  S^  Edward  Seamor  being  seized  of  the  sayd  mannor  as  aforesayd, 
and  the  sayd  S^  Edward  Seamor  hath  thereuppon  graunted  the  foresayd 
tenement  and  other  the  premises  unto  the  sayd  George  and  Ambrose 
Goodridge  by  copie  of  the  Court  Roll  for  and  during  their  lives,  and  the 
longest  lyver  of  them  successively  according  to  the  custom  of  the  sayd 
mannor,  by  means  whereof  the  sayd  George  Goodridge  and  Ambrose  jointly 

Inheritance  of  the  younger  sons 

Pamfrog  ^annr  Snuar  at  Wilis 

Tenement  to  which  Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy  and  Dame  Jane 

retired  after  the  loss  of  Berry  Pomeroy 

H5  BtBtttibunts  at  ffialph  ht  l^vmm 

j  do  hold  and  enjoy  the  same.  And  albeit  yor  sayd  orator  hath  divers  and 
j  sundry  tymes  in  most  gentle  and  humble  manner  by  himself  and  by  his 
.!  friends  earnestly  entreated  and  desired  the  sayd  S^  Edward  Seamor  that 
j  he  would  suffer  yo^  sayd  orator  to  be  admitted  tenant  unto  the  sayd  tene- 
I  ment." 

I  (Seamor  died  before  the  case  was  settled  and  without  making  any 

I  devise  of  the  said  premises.     Plaintiff  again  sues  the  heirs  and  the  other 

Goodridges.     The  end  of  the  parchment  is  torn  off.     There  is  no  other 

record  of  this  case  now  accessible. — C.  A.  H  .) 

.065  HUGH  POMEROY,  (Edward,  Richard,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Jos- 
celinus,  Radulphus) ,  of  Tragoney;  sold  the  manor  of  Stokeley  Pome- 
roy  to  Griffith  Ameredith  38  Henry  VIH.  Died  23  Sept.  1565. 
Inquest  p.  m.  8  Elizabeth.    No.  50. 

Married,  Johan,  dau.  of  Thomas  Bowerman,  of  Isle  of  Wight. 
lyth  gen.     Children: 
.086    Hugh  Pomeroy,  sonne  and  heire.  + 
.087     Henry  Pomeroy,  second  son.  +  . 

.077     HENRY  POMEROY,  (Richard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas, 

Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Jos- 

celinus,  Radulphus),  son  and  heir;  living  1531;  m.  Anne  Huckmore, 

(.068)  widow  of  Edward  Harris  (Harrys),  son  of  Walter  Harris. 

i^th  gen.     Children: 

.088  Richard  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir;  in  ward  at  the  death  of  his 
father.  + 

.089    Elizabeth  Pomeroy. 

.079  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Jos- 
celitius,  Radulphus) ,  son  and  heir,  and  heir  to  his  grandfather;  aged 
twenty-six  years  and  more  26    Oct.   1518;  d.   16  June  1532.     Will 

15  June  24  Henry  VIII. ;  m.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 

lyth  gen.     Children: 

.090    Hugh  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir,  of  Ingsden.  + 

.091     Elizabeth  Pomeroy. 

.092    Johanna  Pomeroy. 

.093    Anna  Pomeroy. 

.080  CHRISTOPHER  POMEROY,  (John,  R6bert,  John,  Edward, 
Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  son  and  heir;  bur.  Aug.,  1590,  at 
Dsington ;  m, 


i/th  gen.    Child: 
.094    Isaac  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir;  bur.  April,  1642,  at  Ilsington. 

.081  THOMAS  POMEROY,  (Thomas,  Edward,  Richard,  Henry,  Ed- 
ward, Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radidphus),  of^Bingley  in  County  Devon,  Esq., 
son  and  heir;  aged  twenty-two  years  and  more  22  Oct.  1565;  d.  29 
July,  buried  3  Aug.  1615,  at  Brixham.  Will  29  July  1615;  pro.  26 
Oct.  1623;  m.  2  Nov.  1569,  at  St.  Giles,  Honor,  dau.  of  John  Roll 
of  Stephenson,  Esq.,  and  Margaret  Ford  of  Ashburton ;  vide  ped.  post. 
i8th  gen.    Children: 

.095    Valentine  Pomeroy  of  Sanderidge,  son  and  heir.  + 

.096    Edward  Pomeroy,  second  sonne.  + 

.097    John  Pomeroy  of  Harberton,  third  sonne. 

.086  HUGH  POMEROY,  (Hugh,  Edward,  Richard,  Henry,  Edward, 
Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Joscelinus,  Radidphus),  sonne  and  heire;  aged  eleven  years  at  his 
father's  death. 

Married, dau,  of Tannar. 

i8th  gen.    Children: 

.098  Jane  Pomeroy,*  daughter  and  coheir;  married  to  Richard  Penke- 
ville  of  Rossorrow. 

.099  Constance  Pomeroy,  daughter  and  coheir;  married  13  Nov.  1604, 
at  St.  M inner,  to  Robert  Nicholls, 

.087  HENRY  POMEROY,  (Hugh,  Edward,  RicMrd,  Hetiry,  Edward, 
Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  of  Tregoney,  second  son;  Mayor 
of  Tregoney;  living  1620. 

Married,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John  Bonythan,  of  Cury,  15  April 
1600,  at  Saint  Columb  Major. 
i8th  gen.     Children: 

.0100  Hugh  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir;  aged  eighteen  in  1620.  Adminis- 
trator to  his  brother  Richard,  1659;  died  s.  p.;  will  3  July  1673; 
pro.  17  June  1674.  Prin.  Reg.  Exeter.  His  cousin,  Roger  Pomeroy 
of  Sanderidge,  his  sole  heir  and  executor. 

.0101    Francis  Pomeroy^  second  son. 

.0102    John  Pomeroy,  third  son. 

♦Sir  James  D.  McKenzie,  "Castles  of  England,"  says:  "Their  descend- 
ants were  mined  in  the  time  of  Charles  I.,  and  sold  the  manor  to  Hugh 
Boscowen,  Sheriff  of  Cornwall,  in  which  family  it  was  settled  on  the  Lady 
Ajnne  Fitzgerald,  who  carried  it  to  her  second  husband,  Francis  Roberts, 
youngest  son  of  the  Earl  of  Radnor." 

B7      iggrgnbanlB  of  Salph  he  Pomgm 

.0103    Henry  Pomeroy,  fourth  son. 

.0104    Richard  Pomeroy,  fifth  son.    Administration  granted  to  his  brother, 

Hugh,  1659. 
.0105    Eleanor  Pomeroy. 

.088  RICHARD  POMEROY,  (Henry,  Richard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Ed- 
ward, Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphtis),  son  and  heir;  under  age  at  the  time 
of  his  father's  death  and  in  ward  to  a  Richard  Pomeroy;  when  he 
arrived  at  legal  age  he  obtained  a  recission  of  the  grant  of  admin- 
istration; living  1560-1593.  (First  administration  not  discovered.) 
Married;  our  authorities  do  not  give  the  name  of  his  wife. 
A  note  from  the  Rev.  A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar  of  Beaminster  Parish 
Church,  County  Dorset,  says :  "You  will  remember  my  giving  you 
the  date  of  the  baptism  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  son  of  Richard.  Our 
records  for  some  years  were  destroyed  by  fire  and  several  bundles 
are  missing,  but  I  have  copied  the  Diocesan  Transcripts  to  the  end 
of  1624,  and  find  two  other  Pomeroys,  perhaps  younger  brothers  of 

i8th  gen.     Children: 

.0106    Eltweed  Pomeroy,  christened  July  4,  1585.  + 

.0107  Edward  Pomeroy,  bapt.  March,  1591 ;  bur.  Beaminster,  19  July 

.0108  Henry  Pomeroy,  bapt.  Aug.  1593;  m.  Oct.  15,  1621,  at  Symonds- 
bury,  Dorset,  Marget  Oventon;  he  d.  s.  p.  leaving  a  widow. 

.090  HUGH  POMEROY,  {John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward, 
Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  of  Ingsden,  son  and  heir,  aged 
thirteen  years  and  more  19  Dec.  1532;  bur.  3  March  1602-3,  at 
Ilsington.  Will  6  Nov.  1602,  pro.  27  May  1603.  P.C.C.  (Bolein 

Married,    (1)   Barbary,  dau.  of  John  Southcote  of  Indiho  in 
Bovey  Tracey,  5  Feb.  1543-44,  at  Bovey  Tracy;  bur.  4  April  1563, 

at  Ilsington;  m.  (2)  Agnes,  dau.  of ;  bur.  2  March  1597-8, 

at  Ilsington. 

i8th  gen.     Children: 

.0109  Mary  Pomeroy,  m.  1  July  1566,  at  Ilsington  to  John  Ford  of 

.0110  Thomasine  Pomeroy,  bapt.  7  July  1559;  bur.  17  April  1566,  at 

.0111  Margaret  Pomeroy,  m.  8  Dec.  1578,  at  Ilsington  to  James  Woodley, 
of  Halshanger,  Devon. 

.0112     Barbary,  bapt.   14  Dec.   1560,  at  Ilsington;  m.  7  May   1602,  at 

Whitstone,  to  Philip  Chichester;  living  1626. 
.0113     Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  bapt.  April  1563,  at  Ilsington;  lived  at  West 

Ogwell ;  d.  unm.    Will  10  March  1627 ;  pro.  8  Oct.  1630. 
.0114    Grace  Pomeroy,  m.  John  Gilbert  of  Bridgeriile,  County  Cornwall; 

both  living  1602. 
.0115    Thomas  Pomeroy  of  Bradford,  son  and  heir.  + 
.0116    George  Pomeroy,  bur.  6  Feb.  1560-61,  at  Ilsington. 
.0117    Bartholomew  Pomeroy. 
.0118    John  Pomeroy,  bapt.  8  Feb.  1561-62,  at  Ilsington;  living  1609  and 

1626,  aged  sixty-five  years. 
.0119    Richard  Pomeroy,  living  1602  and  1609.  + 

.095  VALENTINE  POMEROY,  {Thomas,  Thomas,  Edward,  Richard, 
Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Hen- 
ry, Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus) ,  of  Sanderidge,  in  County 
Devon,  liveinge  1620,  esq. ;  son  and  heir ;  aged  forty  years  and  more 
at  the  death  of  his  father ;  bur.  14  Aug.  1645,  at  Stoke  Gabriel.  Will 
23  June,  pro.  19  Sept.  1645. 

Married  (1)  Jane,  dau.  of  Sir  Thomas  Reynell  of  Ogwell,  Kt. ; 
mar.  lie.  23  Jan.  1615-16,  Exeter;  bur.  10  March  1622-23,  at  Stoke 
Gabriel;  m.  (2)  Margaret,  dau.  of  Sir  John  Whiddon,  Kt. ;  mar. 
lie  30  April  1628,  Exeter;  bur.  11  March  1673-74  at  Stoke  Gabriel. 
Will  6  June  1673 ;  pro.  6  May  1674. 
igth  gen.     Children  by  ist  wife: 

.0120  Lettice  Pomeroy,  first  dau.  aet.  5,  1620;  bur.  9  Oct.  1641,  at  Stoke 

.0121  Jane  Pomeroy,  second  dau.  aet.  3,  1620;  mar.  Nicholas  Roope; 
mar.  lie.  15  Dec.  1643,  Exeter. 

.0122  Elizabeth,  third  daughter,  bap.  24  Nov.,  bur.  25  Dec.  1622,  at 
Stoke  Gabriel. 

.0123  Valentine  Pomeroy,  first  son,  bapt.  13  Nov.  1621 ;  bur.  30  April 
1623,  at  Stoke  Gabriel. 

Children  by  2d  wife: 
.0124    Roger  Pomeroy,  second  son  and  heir.  + 

.0125  Valentine  Pomeroy  of  Bindley,  third  son,  bap.  24  Feb.  1630-31.  + 
.0126  Gilbert  Pomeroy,  fourth  son,  bap.  26  Feb.  1631-32,  at  Stoke 
Gabriel;  named  in  the  will  of  his  cousin,  Hugh  Pomeroy  of  Tre- 
goney,  1673;  succeeded  to  the  estate  on  the  death  of  his  nephew, 
Hugh  Pomeroy  of  Sanderidge;  bur.  4  April  1719,  at  Stoke  Gabriel. 
Will  5  Jan.  1717-18,  pro.  8  April  1719,  par.  reg.  Exeter.     Devised 

BB  Btstttxttxxits  of  Salph  ht  ^oimtn 

all  his  lands  in  Devon  to  Daniel  and  George,  sons  of  Paul  Pomeroy 
of  Brixham,  and  the  said  Paul,  etc.,  in  tail  male. 
I     .0127    John"  Pomeroy,  fifth  son;  living  1645;  drowned  from  a  boat  to- 
i  gether  with  Francis  Whiddon;  bur.  8  Sept.  1670. 

I  .096  EDWARD  POMEROY,  (Thomas,  Thomas,  Edzvard,  Richard, 
Henry,  Edzvardt  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelimis,  Radulphus) ,  second  sonne,  bur. 

26  Jan.  1656-57,  at  Brixham ;  m.  Wilmot,  dau.  of Periman ; 

m.  28,  June  1602,  at  Drewsteignton ;  bur.  22  Jan.  1660-61,  at  Brix- 

igth  gen.     Child: 
.0128     Honour   Pomeroy;  entered   bill   of   complaint  against  her   uncle, 
Valentine  Pomeroy,  for  withholding  securities  of  credit  as  executor 
of  her  grandfather's  estate  which  constituted  her  legacy. 

.0106  ELTWEED  POMEROY,  {Richard,  Henry,  Richard,  Thomas, 
Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelimis,  Radulphus) ,  born  in  Beaminster, 
County  Dorset,  England;  christened  July  4,  1585;  m.  (1)  at 
Beaminster,  4  May  1617,  to  Johanna  Keech,  who  d.  Nov.  27,  1620, 
Beaminster;  m.  (2)  7  May  1627,  at  Crewkerne,  County  Somerset, 
Margery  Rockett,  who  emigrated  with  him  to  America,  and  d.  at 
Windsor,  Conn.,  5  July  1655;  m.  (3)  at  Windsor,  Nov.  30,  1661. 
Lydia  Brown,  widow  of  Thomas  Parsons;  sett.  1665.  He  d.  Nor- 
thampton, Mass.,  March,  1673,  ae  88. 
igth  gen.    Children  by  1st  wife: 

.0129    Dinah  Pomeroy,  born  in  Beaminster,  County  Dorset,  1618. 

.0130    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  bom  in  Beaminster.  County  Dorset,  Nov.  27, 
1619;  bur.  there;  less  than  two  years  of  age. 
Children  by  2d  wife: 

.0131     Eldad  Pomeroy,  b.  Dorchester,  England;  freeman  in  Connecticut^ 
1638;  d.  Northampton,  22  May  1662. 

.0132    M-\RY  Pomeroy,  d.  at  Windsor,  19  Dec.  1640. 

.0133    John  Pomeroy,  d.  at  Windsor,  1647. 

.0134    Medad  Pomeroy,  bapt.  Windsor,  19  Aug.  1638.  + 

.0135     Caleb  Pomeroy,  bapt.  at  Windsor,  6  March  1641.  4- 

.0136    Mary  Pomeroy,  bapt.  at  Windsor,  21  April  1644;  d.  1657. 

.0137    Joshua  Pomeroy,  bapt.  22  Nov.  1646.  + 

.0138    Joseph  Pomeroy,  bapt.  20   June  1652.  4- 

( Continuation  in  American  Pomeroy  Records.) 

Ijtstorg  of  tlxt  j?om^rnu  JFamtlg 7B 

.0115  THOMAS  POMEROY,  (Hugh,  John,  Sindere,  Robert,  John, 
Edzvardy  Thomas,  Henry,  Hc7try,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  of  Bradford,  afterwards  of 
Ingsdon,  son  and  heir,  b.  1550;  admitted  to  the  Inner  Temple  10 
Elizabeth  1567-68;  d.  18,  bur.  25  April,  1610,  at  Ilsington.  Will 
21  Nov.  1609;  pro.  13  Feb.  1610-11.    P.C.C.  (Wood  9). 

Married,   Elizabeth,    dau.   and   coheir   of   John    Hengscot,    of 
Hengscot;  m.  10  Feb.  1575-76;  bur.  June  1599,  at  Bradford. 
ipth  gen.    Children: 

.0139  Dorothy  Pomeroy,  first  dau.;  living  1609;  m.  1  Feb.  1613-14,  at 
Bickington,  Hugh  Wichalse  of  Barnstaple;  bp.  March  3,  1587-8, 
at  Barnstaple ;  living  1626. 

.0140  Barbary  Pomeroy,  second  dau.;  living  1609;  m.  30  Dec.  1611,  at 
Ilsington,  to  Stephen  Southcote,  of  Southcote,  first  husband;  ob. 
s.  p.;  m.  (2)  Arthur  Seccumbe,  of  North  Petherwin;  he  m.  (2) 
Grace,  dau.  of  John  Bligh  of  Cornedon,  County  Cornwall;  his  first 
wife  d.  9  May  1619.  Children  of  Arthur  Seccumbe  and  Grace 
Bligh:  20th  gen.:  1.  Mary  Seccumbe.  2.  Jane  Seccumbe. 
0141     Richard  Pomeroy,  of  Ingsden,  son  and  heir.  + 

.0142  Thomas  Pomeroy,  bapt.  20  Jan.  1579-80,  at  Ilsington;  living  1609; 
m.  1598  Mary  Geflfray  (widow). 

.0143    John  Pomeroy,  living  1609  and  1626.  + 

.0119     RICHARD  POMEROY,  (Hugh,  John,  Sindere,  Robert,  John,  Ed- 
ward, Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radidphus) ,  living    1602  and  1609 ;  bur.  25  Aug. 
1626,  at  Ilsington.    Married,  (authorities  do  not  give  name  of  wife) 
ipth  gen.    Children: 

.0144    Barbary  Pomeroy,  bapt.  23  June  1595,  at  Ilsington. 

.0145     Mary  Pomeroy,  bapt.  20  May  1598,  at  Ilsington. 

.0124  ROGER  POMEROY,  (Valentine,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Edward, 
Richard,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radidphus),  second  son, 
and  heir,  bapt.  20  Sept.  1629,  at  Stoke  Gabriel;  a  minor  1645; 
executor  of  his  mother's  will ;  heir  to  his  cousin,  Hugh  Pomeroy  of 
Tragoney,  1673;  living  1689;  bur.  1708,  at  Stoke  Gabriel.  Will 
pro.  1708,  having  well  served  his  country  in  the  quality  of  justice 
of  the  peace,  deputy-lieutenant  and  member  of  Parliament. 

Married,  Joane,  dau.  of  Elias  Wills  of  Saltash,  County  Corn- 
wall; bur.  13  July  1660,  at  Stoke  Gabriel. 

20th  gen.     Children: 
.0146    Elias  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir;  admitted  to  the  Middle  Temple  25. 

May  1676;  bur.  11  Oct.  1700. 
.0147    Roger  Pomeroy,  bapt.  9  Jan.  1655-56;  bur.  17  March  1657-58. 
.0148    Joan  Pomeroy.  + 
.0149    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  bur.  13  Sept.  1701. 

.0125  VALENTINE  POMEROY,  {Valentine,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Ed- 
zvard,  Richard,  Henry,  Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  of 
Bindley,  third  son;  bapt.  24  Feb.  1630-31,  at  Stoke  Gabriel,  bur.  20 
Oct.  1691,  at  Harberton.  Will  25  Nov.  1689;  pro.  21  Nov.  1691; 
Arch  d.  Ct.  of  Totnes,  Exeter. 

Married,  Lucy,  dau.  of  Hugh  Hody  of  Nithway,  County  Devon : 
mar.  lie.  4  June  1680,  Exeter;  living  1689. 

20th  gen.    Children: 
.0150    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  living  1689. 
.0150.1  MARGAiiET  Pomeroy,  bur.  1704. 
.0151     John  Pomeroy,  bur.  1681. 

.0152    Hugh   Pomeroy  of  Sandridge,  son  and  heir;  a  minor  1689.    + 
.0153    Valentine  Pomeroy,  third  son,  bapt.  and  bur.  1686  at  Harburton. 
.0154    Valentine  Pomeroy,  fourth  son,  bapt.  1687;  bur.  1705,  at  Har- 

.0141  RICHARD  POMEROY,  (Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert, 
John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  of  Ingsdon,  son  and 
heir;  executor  of  his  father's  will;  bur.  31  Aug.  1616,  at  Ilsing^on. 
Will  23  Aug.  1616;  pro.  27  May  1617.    P.C.C.  (Weldon  42.) 

Married  Anne,  dau.  of  Henry  Copleston  of  Bowden;  survived 
her  husband  and  re-m.  10  Feb.  1619-20,  at  St.  Mary  Major,  Exeter, 
James  Lowman  of  Whitstone;  vide  Copleston  ped.  ante,  p.  226 
and  Lowman  ped.  533. 

20th  gen.    Children: 
.0155    Amey  Pomeroy,  a  minor,  1616. 
•  0156    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  bapt.  11  Dec.  1608,  at  Bickington;  a  minor 

1616;  bur.  April  1642,  at  Ilsington. 
.0157    Agnes  Pomeroy,  bapt.  19  July  1612,  at  Bickington;  a  minor  1616; 

bur.  3  May  1617,  at  Ilsington. 
.0158    Ann  Pomeroy,  bapt.  1  Sept  1610,  at  Bickington. 

.0159     Barbary  Pomeroy,  a  minor  1616. 

.0160     Thomas  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir.  + 

.0161  Richard  Pomeroy,  second  son,  bapt.  7  Dec.  1604,  at  Bickington; 
living  1616, 

.0162  Henry  Pomeroy,  third  son,  bapt.  6  Oct.  1606,  at  Bickington;  liv- 
ing 1616. 

.0163     Hugh  Pomeroy,  fourth  and  youngest  son.  + 

.0143     JOHN  POMEROY,  {Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John, 
Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radiilphus) ,  living  1609  and  1626. 
Married  Mary,  dau.  of  Arthur  Seccombe  and  Grace  Bligh. 
20th  gen.    Children: 

.0164    Mary  Pomeroy,  bur.  10  x\ug.  1630,  at  St.  Stephens-by-Launceston. 

.0165  Dorothy  Pomeroy,  bapt.  24  Feb.  1631,  at  St.  Stephens-by-Lami- 
ceston;  m.  Sir.  James  Langham,  Bart.;  mar.  lie.  22  Aug.  1695; 
mar.  settlement  5  May  1696.  Will  6  Mav  1710;  1st  pro.  14  Sept., 
2d  pro.  19  Nov.  1713. 

.0166    Arthur  Pomeroy,  b.  1623.  + 

.0148     JOAN  POMEROY,  {Roger,  Valentine,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Edward, 
Richard,  Henry,  Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Ralph),  mar.  lie.  27  Jan., 
in.  24,  Feb.  1679-80  to  Humphrey  Gilbert  of  Compton. 
2 1st.  gen.    Children: 

.0167  John  Gilbert,  m.  Ann,  dau.  of  Richard  Courtenay  (son  of  Sir 
William  Courtenay  of  Powderham  Castle). 

.0168     Humphrey  Pomeroy  Gilbert. 

.0169    Raleigh  Gilbert.  '      ; 

.0170    Exizabeth  Gilbert. 

22d  gen.    Children  of  John  and  Ann  Courtenay  Gilbert,  (.0167): 
.0171     John  Gilbert,  unm. 
.0172    Catherine  Gilbert. 

.0173     Pomeroy  Gilbert,  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  Edmund  Williams  of  Ply- 
mouth. + 
.0174    Henrietta  Marie  Gilbert.    .0178    Urania  Gilbert. 
.0175    Elizabeth  Gilbert.  .0179    Johan  Gilbert. 

.0176    Margaret  Gilbert.  .0180    Humphrey  Gilbert. 

.0177    Courtney  Gilbert.  .0181    Lucy  Gilbert. 

23d  gen.    Children  of  Pomeroy  and  Mary  W.  Gilbert,  (.017s): 
.0182    Mary  Gilbert.  .0187    Walter  Raleigh  Gilbert 

.0183    Pomeroy  Gilbert.  .0188    John  Gilbert. 

.0184    Roger  Pomeroy  Gilbert.  .0189    Lucretia  Gilbert. 

.0185    Elizabeth  Gilbert. 
.0186    Edmund  Gilbert,  m.  Ann, 

dau.   of   Henry   Garnet  of 

Bristol.  + 

24th.  gen.     Children  of  Edmund  and  Ann   Gilbert,    (.0186): 
.0190    Ann  Clayton  Gilbert.  .0197    Edmund  Williams  Gilbert. 

.0191     Catherine  Hodgson  Gilbert  .0198    Ann  Garnet  Gilbert. 
.0192    John  Pomeroy  Gilbert.        .0199    Roger  Pomeroy  Gilbert. 
.0193    Elizabeth  Garnet  Gilbert.  .0200    Lucy  Gilbert. 
.0194    Henry  Garnet  Gilbert.        .0201     Francis  Yarde  Gilbert. 
.0195     Mary  Gilbert.  .0202     Frances  Isabella  Gilbert. 

.0196    Walter  R-\leigh  Gilbert. 

.0152  HUGH  POMEROY,  ( Valentine,  Valentine,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Ed- 
ward, Richard,  Henry,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radnlphus),  of 
Sandridge,  first  son  and  heir;  a  minor  1689;  bur.  12  Oct.  1715. 
Married  Anne,  dau,  of  (name  of  parents  not  given  by  our 

2ist.  gen.    Children: 
.0203    Anne  Pomeroy,  bapt.  1708.  ; 

.0204    Margaret  Pomeroy. 

.0160  THOMAS  POMEROY,  (Richard,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere, 
Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radnlphus) ,  of  Ingsden, 
son  and  heir  1616;  admitted  to  the  Middle  Temple  11  July  1629;  bur. 
31  May  1662,  at  Ilsington. 

Married,   (1)    Mary,  dau.  of  Sir  Thomas  Drewe  of  Grange; 

m.  (2)  Jane,  dau.  of ;  second  wife  living  9  Oct.  1662. 

2 1  St.  gen.    Children: 

.0205  Thomas  Pomeroy,  of  Ingsden,  gent.,  son  and  heir;  sold  Ingsden 
to  John  Stowell,  9  Oct.  1662 ;  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  . . . .  ;  living  1663. 

.0206    Ambrose  Pomeroy,  bur.  5  March  1645-46,  at  Ilsington. 

.0207  Jane  Pomeroy,  dau.  and  coh.,  bapt.  19  June  1641 ;  m.  16  Feb. 
1668-9,  at  Ilsington,  to  the  Rev.  Richard  Wollcombe  of  Bickington. 

,0208  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  dau.  and  coh.;  m.  John  Thomas  of  Lang- 
ford  Budville,  County  Somerset. 

Ififitorg  of  thr  JJomprcg  iFamtly  74 

.0163     HUGH   POAIEROY,    (Richard,    Thomas,   Hugh,  John,   Sinclere, 

Robertf   John,   Edzvard,    Thomas,   Henry,    Henry,   Henry,   Henry, 

■    Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  JosceIi)ius,  Radulplius),  fourth  and 

youngest   son,   bapt.    24   Nov.    1615,   at   Bickington;   living    1616. 

Married,  (name  not  given  by  our  autliorities). 

2 1  St.  gen.    Children: 

0209     Charles  Pomeroy,  Esquire;  joined  Thomas  Pomeroy,  his  cousin. 

in  the  sale  of  Ingsdon,  1662,  and  conveyed  a  tenement  of  forty-five 

acres  at  Ingesden  in  1663  to  W.  Gascon ;  m,  Anne,  dau.  of ; 

living  1663. 

.0166  REV.  ARTHUR  POAIEROY,  {John,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sin- 
clere, Robert,  John,  Edzvard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Hen- 
ry, Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Josceliniis,  Radtdphtis),  b.  1623; 
gr.  Westminster  School;  admitted  to  Trinity  College,  Cambridge, 
May  22,  1657;  B.  A.  1660;  M.  A.  1664;  Chaplain  to  the  Earl  of 
Essex,  Dean  of  Cork,  1672;  Rector  of  Carrigaline,  Shandrum  and 
Glenlarraghan,  and  Treasurer  of  Cloyne.  (Aquo  Viscount  Har- 
'  berton).  Married  Elizabeth,  second  dau.  of  Sir  Richard,  and  sister 
and  coheir  of  Sir  John  Osborne  of  Ballinglaylor,  County  Water- 
ford.  Articles  before  marriage,  1675.  + 
2 1st  gen.     Children: 

.0210    John  Pomeroy,  son  and  heir.  + 

.0211     Richard  Pomeroy,  d.  unm. 

.0212    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  d.  unm. 

.0213  Mary  Pomeroy,  m.  1703,  Richard  Cox,  son  of  Sir  Richard  Cox, 
Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland;  d.  s.  p. 

.0210'  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere, 
Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Josceliniis,  Radidphus),  son  and  heir; 
after  entering  into  holy  orders,  he  m.  1716,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 
Edmund  Donellan,  Esq.,  of  County  Rosscomon. 
22d  gen.     Children: 

.0214    Arthur  Pomeroy,  eldest  son.  + 

.0215  Lieutenant-General  John  Pomeroy;  was  Colonel  of  the  64th 
Foot;  promoted  to  Major-General  of  His  Majesty's  troops.  May 
25,  1772;  served  in  the  American  Colonies  as  Major-General  during 
the  Revolution ;  advanced  to  the  rank  of  Lieutenant-General,  Aug. 
29,  1777;  was  a  member  of  Parliament  for  Trim,  1761;  sworn  of 
the  Privy  Council  for  Ireland  in  1777;  unm. 

.0214     ARTHUR    POMEROY,    (John,   Arthur,   John,    Thomas,   Hugh, 

?l|arbprtnn  ^illag^  -  Senfltishire 

Serrg  l^eai  -  Srixham  -  Spbanshire 

John,  Siyiclere,  Robert,  John,  Edv.ard,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radul- 
phiis),  b.  1723;  elected  to  Parliament  from  Kildare  in  1761,  and 
continued  in  that  office  till  the  dissolution  of  that  body  in  1783; 
in  Oct.,  1783,  he  was  advanced  to  the  peerage  of  Ireland  under  the 
title  of  Lord-Baron  Harberton  of  Carbery-,  county  Kildare.  He  was 
introduced  to  the  House  of  Peers  Oct.  14,  1783.  His  title  came 
from  his  marriage  Oct.  20,  1747,  to  Mary,  dau.  and  coheir  of  Henry 
Colley  of  Castle  Carben.-,  county  Kildare,  brother  of  Richard,  first 
Lord  Mornington,  by  Lady  ^lary,  dau.  of  James  Hamilton,  Earl  of 

2^6  gen.    Children: 

.0216  Henry  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  8,  1749;  m.  Jan.,  1788,  Mary,  dau.  of 
Nicholas  Brady  of  Grange,  county  Limerick;  member  of  Parliament 
from  Strabane,  county  Tyrone;  s.  m,  p. 

.0217  Arthur- James  Pomeroy,  b.  March  3,  1753;  successor  to  his 
brother;  unm. 

.0218  Henrietta-Judith  Pomeroy,  b.  June  18,  1754;  m.  July  25,  1776, 
Hon.  and  Rev.  Dr.  James  Hewit,  son  of  James,  Viscount  Lifford, 
Lord  Chancellor;  she  d.  April  22,  1778;  s.  p. 

.0219    Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  d.  young. 

.0220    Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  March  19,  1757.  + 

.0221    John  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  19,  1758.  + 

.0222  George  Pomeroy,  b.  March  1,  1764;  Lieutenant  in  the  5th  regt. 
Dragoon  Guards. 

.0220  MARY  POMEROY,  {Arthur,  John,  Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh, 
John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radul- 
phus),  b.  March  19,  1757;  m.  Jan.  23,  1776,  John  Craven  Darden  of 
Templemore,  county  Tipperary,  Bart ;  she  d.  Sept.  29,  1778. 
24th  gen.    Children: 

.0223    John  Craven  Darden,  b.  April,  1777. 

.0224    Arthur  Darden,  b.  March,  1778. 

.0221  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Arthur,  John,  Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh, 
John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Hen- 
ry, Henry,  Hetiry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  b. 
Dec  19,  1758;  in  holy  orders;  rector  of  Loughgilly,  diocese  of 
Armaugh;  m.  Oct.  31,  1785,  Esther,  dau.  of  James  Spencer  of 
Rathangan,  county  Kildare. 


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24th  gen.    Children: 
.0225    Daughter. 

.0226    Rev.  and  Hon.  Arthur  Pomeroy.  + 
.0227    John  James  Pomeroy.  + 

.0226     REV.  and  HON.  ARTHUR  POMEROY,  ,Uohn,  Arthur,  John, 
Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward, 
Tlwnias,  Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry,   Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radiilphus),  son  and  heir. 
2^th  gen.    Child: 

.0228  John  Arthur  Pomeroy,  eldest  son  and  grandson  of  the  fourth 
Viscount  Harberton;  m.  1869,  Louise  L,  J.  D.,  dau.  of  Gaitride 
Tipping  of  Rossferry,  county  Fermaugh;  Justice  of  the  Peace  of 
the  counties  Tyrone,  Fermaugh,  Donegal,  etc. 

.0227  JOHN  JAMES  POMEROY,  (John,  Arthur,  John,  Arthur,  John, 
Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward,  Thomas, 
Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Jos- 
celinus, Radiilphus) ,  fifth  Viscount  Harberton;  m.  (lady's  name  un- 
known to  the  Annalist.) 
25th  gen.     Children: 

.0229    Hon.  Esther  Caroline  Pomeroy,  b.  1835.  + 

.0230    James  Spencer  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  23,  1836.  + 

.0229  HON.  ESTHER  CAROLINE  POMEROY,  {John,  John,  Arthur, 
John,  Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John, 
Edward,  Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus),  b.  1835;  m.  Lieutenant- 
General  H.  M.  Hamilton,  C.B. 
26th  gen.    Child: 

.0231  Edith  Althea  Pomeroy  Hamilton,  (Lady  Pomeroy  Colley)  ;  m. 
1878,  Major-General  Sir  George  Pomeroy-Pomeroy  Colley;  he  was 
killed  in  the  Boer  war. 

.0230  JAMES  SPENCER  POMEROY,  (John,  John,  Arthur,  John, 
Arthur,  John,  Thomas,  Hugh,  John,  Sinclere,  Robert,  John,  Edward, 
Thomas,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry,  Henry, 
Henry,  Joscelinus,  Radulphus) ,  sixth  Viscount  Harberton  and  Baron 
of  Castle  Carbery;  m.  Frances  Legge  of  Malone  House,  county 
Antrim,  and  was  of  the  House  of  Legg  of  which  Lord  Dartmouth 
was  the  chief;  she  d.  1911,  in  London. 
26th  gen.    Children: 

,0232    Hon.  Ernest  Arthur  George  Pomeroy,  oldest  son;  Second-Lieu- 

tenant  of  20th  Hussars,  1890;  Captain  of  3d  Battalion  Royal  Dublin 
Fusileers,  1892-5. 
0233     C\PT\iN  Louis  Ralph  Legge  Pomeroy,  b.  1869;  second  son;  Cap- 
tain of  the  6th  Dragoon  Guards,  1901.     Stationed  at  Ladysmith. 
Africa,  during  the  Boer  war. 

Ladysmith,  Africa,  April  3,  1900. 

Mr.  Ernest  O.  Pomeroy, 
Epzvorth,  III. 

Dear  Sir: —  ,     •     .  u  ^ 

I  have  just  got  your  letter  of  Nov.  26,  as  we  have  only  just  had 
communication  restored. 

There  is  only  one  family  of  Pomeroy  in  England  to  my  knowledge 
This  is  a  Pomeroy  family  that  came  over  with  William  the  Conqueror  and 
was  granted  large  estates  in  Devonshire.     The  head  of  the  family  held  a 
barony  from  the  Conquest  till  the  middle  of  the  reign  ot  Edward  L  (13Uo; 
when  the  direct  male  line  failed,  and  though  the  heiress  of  the  family  marned 
a  cousin,  as  was  the  custom  in  those  days,  neither  he  nor  any  of  his  de- 
scendants appear  to  have  been  summoned  to  Parliament,  and  the  barony 
(which  was  by  writ)  expired.    The  family  continued  to  be  of  great  impor- 
tance in  Devonshire  until  1549,  when    Sir    Thomas    Pomeroy,    the    then 
head  of  the  family,  was  the  leader  of  the  unsuccessful  Western  Insurrection 
of  the  Roman  Catholics  of  Devon  and  Somerset  against  the  ultra-Protestant 
policy  of  Edward  VL    As  a  result  he  was  beheaded*  and  the  bulk  of  his 
estates  were  forfeited  to  the  Duke  of  Somerset,  the  principal  adviser  of 
Edward  VL,  known  in  history  as  the  Lord  Protector. 

Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  near  Totnes  in  Devon,  one  of  the  finest  speci- 
mens of  a  medieval  casUe  in  England,  still  belongs  to  the  family  of 
Seymour,  Dukes  of  Somerset,  the  descendants  of  the  Duke  of  Edward 
VI  's  time.  The  family,  much  shorn  of  its  ancient  glory,  still  continued  to 
reside  in  Devon  at  Engesdon,  a  manor  which  has  been  left  to  them,  and 
the  ancestor  of  my  family  branch  went  to  Ireland  as  Chaplain  to  the  Earl 
of  Essex,  who  was  Lord  Lieutenant  of  Ireland  in  the  reign  j^f  Charles  ii. 
His  great-grandsont  was  created  Viscount  Harberton  in  1783,  and  since 
that  date  I  am  certain  that  no  member  of  our  family  has  gone  to  seek 
his  fortune  in  America.  You  give  no  dates  so  I  do  not  know  where  your 
ancestor  would  come  in.  No  doubt  several  of  them  did  seek  their  fortunes 
in  America  in  the  middle  of  the  17th  century,  as  the  family  was  greatly 
impoverished  at  that  time,  and  I  understand  that  Pomeroy  is  not  an  un- 
common name  in  the  United  States.  t-         j      i. 

I  may  add  that  the  direct  line  of  the  family  seated  at  Engesden  became 
extinct  about  the  end  of  the  17th  century. 

Yours  sincerely, 

R.  L.  Pomeroy. 

♦Sir  Thomas   Pomeroy  was  not  beheaded;  but  his  estates  were   confiscated  by 
Sir  Edward  Seymour,  Lord  Protector  of  England  and  uncle  of  Kmg  Edward    Vi. 
tViscount  Harberton  was  grandson  of  Rev.  Arthur  Pomeroy,  Dean  of  Cork. 

®1|?  I^arburtutt  lranrl|  in  Srjlmtb 

(From  Burke's  "Peerage.") 

"Rev.  Arthur  Pomeroy,  born  1623,  was  in  1672  Chaplain  to  Capel, 
Earl  of  Essex,  Lord-Lieutenant  of  Ireland,  and  afterward  Dean  of  Cork. 
The  first  peer,  his  grandson,  also  Rev.  Arthur  Pomeroy,  was  made  Baron 
Harberton  of  Carberry,  in  1783,  and  Viscount,  in  1790.  He  married  Mary 
Colley  of  Carberry,  niece  of  Lord  Mornington." 
(From  Brewer's  "Beauties  of  Ireland") 

"Castle  Carberry  is  of  very  old  date.  In  the  early  part  of  the  four- 
teenth century  it  was  the  embattled  residence  of  the  Be(i)rminghams.  In 
the  reign  of  Elizabeth  the  castle  belonged  to  Sir  Henry  Colley,  ancestor 
of  the  Duke  of  Wellington,  whose  descendants  (Colley)  resided  there 
for  many  generations.  Mary,  the  daughter  of  Henry  Colley,  Esq., 
married,  in  1747,  Arthur  Pomeroy,  subsequently  created  Lord  Harburton 
of  Carberry.  Newberry,  the  seat  of  Lord  Harberton,  is  near  Castle  Car- 
berry, and  is  a  spacious  and  handsome  residence." 
(Extract  from  the  New  York  Herald.) 

"The  noble  house  of  Harburton,  a  branch  of  the  ancient  House  of 
Pomeroy  in  Devon,  was  created  in  1791,  temp.  George  III.  James  Spencer 
Pomeroy,  Sixth  Viscount  Harburton,  a  peer  of  Ireland,  is  the  head  of  the 
race  of  Pomeroy  in  Great  Britain  but  the  old  stock  has  a  number  of  repre- 
sentatives in  America.  The  Harburton  branch  has  been  settled  in  Ireland 
ever  since  Arthur  Pomeroy  went  from  his  ancestral  home  in  Devonshire 
to  Dublin  as  Chaplain  to  the  Lord  Lieutenant,  the  Earl  of  Essex,  in  1672, 
dying  as  Dean  of  Cork.  Lord  Harburton  is  connected  by  ties  of  kinship  with 
the  Duke  of  Wellington,  one  of  his  ancestors,  Henry  Colley,  having  been 
a  brother  of  the  first  Duke's  father.  Lord  Mornington.  The  ill-fated  British 
General,  Sir  George  Pomeroy  Colley,  who  was  killed  at  Majuba  Hill  in 
the  Boer  war  of  a  quarter  of  a  century  ago,  was  Lord  Harburton's  first 

(From  the  Easthampton  Daily  Hampshire.) 

"The  Abbey,  as  you  know,  contains  monuments  to  those  who  have  con- 
tributed to  the  greatness  of  England.  There  is  one  monument  bearing  the 
following  inscription : 

"  'The  Honorable  Henry  Pomeroy, 

the  only  Son  of 

Viscount  and  Viscountess  Harburton, 

who  died  at  Brighthelmstone, 

in  the  County  of  Sussex, 

on  the  Tenth  day  of  March,  1804.'  " 

(From  the  Clerk  of  Westminster  Abbey.) 

"The  monument  is  of  white  marble.  There  is  a  shield  on  top  and  the 
shield  is  the  St.  George's  cross,  the  four  quarters  being  charged  with  a 
lion  rampant,  in  each  supported  by  two  wolves,  but  being  only  painted  on 


(SlnUnhnr  cf  Jlte  Ettgltsli  Stnga 

the  marble  it  is  now   much  faded,  so  much  so  that  one  cannot  now  make  out 
the  crest  or  supporters." 

This  table  is  presented  here  to  enable  the  readers  to  readily  place  the  dates  as 
given  in  the  English  family  records. 

The  House  of  Normandy 

The   House   of  Stuart 




William  I. 



William  II. 






Henry  I. 






The  House 



Henry   II. 



Richard  I. 






Henry  III. 



Edward  I. 



Edward  II. 



Edward  III. 



Richard  II. 



The  House  of 


Henry  IV. 



Henry  V. 


-  9 

Henry  VI. 







Edward  IV. 



'Edward  V. 



Richard  III. 


-  2 

James  I.  6th  Scotland 

'Charles  I. 

Charles  II. 

Oliver   Cromwell,  int'r 

Rich.   Cromwell,  protector   165  8 

"James   II.  1685 

from       Yrar« 

1603 — 22 
1625 — 24 
1649 — 36 
1649 — '  9 

The  House  of  Tudor 
Henry  VII.  1485 — 24 

Henry  VIII.  1509 — 38 

Edward  VI.  1547 —  6 

*Mary,  dau.  of  Henry  VIII.  1553 —  5 
'Elizabeth,  dau  of  H.  VIII.  15  58 — 44 

William  III.  1689 — 19 

Anne,  dau,  of  James  II.       1702 — 12 

The  House  of  Hanover 

George  I.  1714 — 13 

George  II.  1727 — 33 

George   III.  1760 — 59 

George  III.  Regency  1801 — 19 

George  IV.  1820 — 10 

W^illiam  IV.  1830 —  7 

Victoria  1837 — 63 

The  House  of  Saxe-Coburg 
Edward  VII,  son  of 

Victoria  1901 —  7 


'And  Catherine  of  Aragon. 

'And  Anne  Boleyn. 



Authorities: — 

"The  Visitations  of  the  Counties  Devon,  Dorset,  Cornwall,  Somerset, 
1531,  1564,  1620,"  with  additions  by  Lieut-Col.  J.  L.  Vivian.  Copied  by 
Mrs.  Deborah  J.  S.  Pomeroy  Darling ;  verified  by  the  Annalist. 

The  "Domesday  Book,"  Devonshire. 

St.  Colomb  Major,  St.  Minuer,  and  St.  Stephens-by-Lauceston,  Cornwall, 
Ilsington,  Bovey  Tracey,  Whitstone,  Bradford,  Bickington,  County  Devon, 
St,  Mary's,  Exeter. 

"Visitations  of  Dorsetshire,  1623,"  and  personal  verification  by  the 

"Manuscripts  in  the  Dorchester  Museum,"  edited  by  the  Rev.  Fred- 
erick T.  Colby,  D.D„  F.S.A.,  and  John  Paul  Rylands,  F.S.A.,  1888. 

"The  College  of  Arms," 

The  Survey  of  Dorset,  by  the  Rev.  John  Coker. 

"The  Harlein  Manuscripts,"  1163,  in  the  British  Museum,  London. 

Manuscripts  in  Somerset  House,  London. 

Parish  Records  of  Beaminster,  Crewkerne,  Hawkchurch  and  Exeter. 

Manuscripts  at  Saulisbury,  England. 

The  London  Record  Office. 

iftstorg  of  tl|f  Pdm^rng  3FamtIg  BO 

(From  History,    Gazetteer  and  Directory  of  the   County   of  Devon;   by 

William  White:) 

Berry  Pomeroy,  a  parish  less  than  two  miles  east  of  Totnes  railway 
station  has  a  village  of  its  own  name,  and  a  hamlet  called  Bridgetown, 
which  forms  a  handsome  suburb  of  Totnes,  with  which  it  is  connected  by 
a  good  bridge  over  the  Dart.  Berry  Pomeroy  parish  is  in  the  Totnes  union, 
county  court  district,  arch-deaconry  and  rural  deanery,  Stanborough  and 
Coleridge  petty  sessional  division,  Paignton  pooling  district  of  East  Devon, 
and  Haytor  hundred.  It  had  1,090  inhabitants  (514  males  and  576  females) 
in  1871,  living  in  200  houses,  on  4,525  acres  of  land;  including  Bridgetown, 
which  had  605  inhabitants  (266  males  and  339  females),  living  in  126 
houses.  The  Duke  of  Somerset  is  now  lord  of  the  manor  and  owner  of 
most  of  the  soil. 

William  the  Conqueror  gave  the  manor  of  Bury  or  Berry  to  Ralph 
de  Pomerai,  who  built  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle,  which  for  500  years  was  the 
stately  residence  of  the  Pomeroys. 
(From  Burke's  Landed  Gentry.) 

"The  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  the  county  of  Devon,  one  mile 
from  Totnes,  took  its  name  from  a  Norman  estate  of  Rolfe  de  Pomeroy,  by 
whom  it  was  originally  erected. 

"He  came  into  England  with  the  Norman  Conqueror,  and  his  descend- 
ants resided -here  until  the  reign  of  Edward  VL,  (1547-1553),  when  the 
manor  is  said  to  have  been  sold  by  Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy  (about  1550) 
to  Edward  Seymour,  Duke  of  Somerset.  From  the  ruins  it  may  be  inferred 
that  the  ancient  Castle  was  quadrangular,  with  a  single  entrance,  upon  the 
south,  between  two  towers,  through  a  double  gateway.  They  were  in  the 
form  of  hexagons,  one  of  them  being  strengthened  by  angular  bastions  and 
still  retaining  the  arms  of  the  Pomeroys.  Over  the  gateway  is  a  small  room 
divided  by  a  wall,  supported  by  three  pillars  and  circular  arches.  This 
was  probably  the  chapel.  The  ruins  of  the  interior  part,  or  quadrangle,  are 
much  more  modern  than  any  other  portion  of  the  edifice. 

"The  Castle  stood  a  mile  distant  toward  the  east  from  the  parish 
church  of  Biry  (Berry)  Pomeroy.  What  it  was  in  its  antique  form  can 
hardly  be  calculated  from  what  at  present  remains  standing,  which  is  only 
the  front  facing  the  south  in  a  direct  line  of  about  sixty  cloth-yards  in  length. 
The  gate  stands  toward  the  west  end  of  the  front,  over  which,  carved  in 
mott-stone,  is  yet  remaining  the  Pomeroy  arms.  It  had  heretofore  a  double 
portcullus,  whose  entrance  is  about  twelve  feet  in  height  and  thirty  feet 
in  length;  which  gate  is  embattled,  as  are  the  walls  yet  standing  home  to 
the  east  end  thereof,  where  answereth  yet  in  being  a  tower  called  St. 
Margaret's,  from  which  several  gentlemen  of  this  county  recently  held  their 
lands.  Within  this  is  a  large  quadrangle  at  the  north  and  east  side  whereof 
the  family  of  Seymour  built  magnificent  structure  at  the  charges  of  £20,000, 
but  never  brought  it  to  perfection,  for  the  west  side  of  the  quadrangle  was 
never  begun. 

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fil  Olafitl^  of  S^rrw  Pouifrng 

"What  was  finished  may  be  thus  described :  Before  the  door  of  the 
great  hall  was  a  noble  walk,  whose  length  was  the  breadth  of  the  court, 
arched  over  with  curiously  carved  free-stone,  supported  in  the  forepart  by 
several  stately  pillars  of  the  same  stone  of  great  dimensions,  after  the  Cor- 
inthian order,  standing  on  pedestals  having  cornices  of  friezes  finely  wrought, 
behind  which  were  placed  in  the  wall  several  seats,  of  frieze  stone  also,  cut 
in  the  form  of  an  escallop  shell  in  which  the  company,  when  weary,  might  re- 
pose themselves. 

"The  apartments  within  were  very  splendid,  especially  the  dining-room, 
which  was  adorned,  besides  paintings,  with  statues  and  figures  cut  in  alabas- 
ter, with  admirable  art  and  labor ;  but  the  chimney  piece  of  polished  marble, 
curiously  engraved,  was  of  great  cost  and  value.  Many  other  of  the  rooms 
are  well  adorned  with  mouldings  and  fret-work,  some  of  whose  marble 
clavils  vrere  so  delicately  fine  that  they  would  reflect  an  object  true  and  Hvely 
from  a  great  distance.  Notwithstanding  which  'tis  now  demolished,  and 
all  this  glory  lieth  in  the  dust,  buried  in  its  own  ruins ;  there  being  nothing 
standing  but  a  few  broken  walls,  which  seem  to  mourn  their  own  approach- 
ing funerals.  But  what  we  think  strangest  of  all,  is  that  one  and  the  same 
age  saw  the  rise  and  fall  of  this  noble  structure." 

"This  Knight,  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy,  built  a  castle  here  which  he 
named  Berry  Pomeroy,  and  made  it  a  seat  of  a  barony  or  honour.  The 
family  of  the  Pomeroys  continued  to  reside  here  and  hold  the  chief  rank 
in  this  part  of  the  country  until  the  reign  of  Edward  VI.,  when  the  manor 
of  Berr>-  came  by  forfeiture,  cession  or  sale,  it  is  not  agreed  which,  from  the 
hands  of  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  to  the  Protector  Somerset,  one  of  whose 
descendants.  Sir  Edward  Seymour,  the  second  baronet,  in  the  latter  part 
of  his  life  lived  in  retirement  in  the  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy." 

(From  the  Century  Magazine,  December,  1883.) 

"Many  and  curious  in  Devonshire  are  the  remains  which  link  the  past 
in  picturesque  association  with  the  present,  and  possess  for  the  antiquarian 
an  interest  which  few  other  counties  in  England  can  rival.  The  ruins  of 
its  ancient  castles  at  Oakhampton,  at  Plympton,  at  Tiverton,  at  Totnes, 
and  at  Berry  Pomeroy,  are  among  the  most  striking  and  beautiful  of  the 
relics  of  feudal  times.  Though  now  mouldering  in  decay  and  yielding  to 
the  general  conquest  of  the  ivy-trailers  which  cling  around  and  cover  with 
a  thin  but  densely  picturesque  mass  of  evergreen  the  crumbling  stones  of 
keep,  and  embattlement,  they  attest  no  less  by  their  grandeur,  the  thickness 
of  their  walls,  than  by  the  surroundings  of  their  position,  that  they  were 
once  among  the  proudest  of  the  feudal  strong-holds  of  England. 

"Perhaps  of  all  these  magnificent  ruins,  the  most  beautiful  in  charm  and 
grandeur  are  those  of  Berry  Pomeroy.  They  stand  on  the  crest  of  a  lofty 
cliflf,  and  are  embowered  in  woods ;  when  viewed  from  the  valley  below 
they  impress  the  beholder  with  a  sense  of  their  exceeding  grandeur.  Berry 
Pomeroy  Castle  was  erected  by  Rolph  de  Pomeroy,  one  of  the  chief  knights 
of  the  Norman  conqueror  of  England.  The  original  extent  of  its  buildings 
may  be  comprehended  from  the  statement  that  it  was  a  long  day's  work 
for  a  man-at-arms  to  open  and  close  the  easements  belonging  to  them. 

"According  to  one  tradition  the  Castle  was  bombarded  by  the  King's 
troops  during  the  reign  of  Edward  VI.,  because  the  head  of  the  House  of 
Pomeroy  refused  to  obey  a  mandate  of  the  King  to  dismantle  it.  In  this 
task  the  King  was  assisted  by  a  terrific  thunder  storm;  and  its  exposed 
position,  from  which  it  towers  above  the  highest  trees  of  the  magnificent 
wood  which  surrounds  it,  would  lend  weight  to  the  story.  Again  tradition 
recites  that  it  was  not  until  the  civil  war  that  the  castle  was  dismantled  and 
the  church  adornments  carried  off  or  destroyed." 

As  a  pendent  to  this  picture,  it  will  not  be  amiss  to  give  here  what 
Maton  has  said  of  the  same  place,  in  a  tone  more  picturesque  though  not 
more  graphic  than  the  description  of  the  old  chronicler. 

"Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  stands  upon  a  rocky  eminence  rising  above  a 
brook.  The  approach  is  through  a  thick  beech  wood  extending  along  the 
slope  of  a  range  of  hills  that  entirely  intercept  any  prospect  to  the  south; 
on  the  opposite  side  there  is  a  steep  rocky  ridge  covered  with  oak,  so  that 
the  ruins  are  shut  into  a  beautiful  valley  and  in  quite  a  retired  and  romantic 
situation  on  the  banks  of  a  bright  stream  which  flows  into  the  river  Dart. 

"The  remarkable  remains  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  at  first  suggest 
only  an  idea  of  some  peaceful  monastic  mansion  to  the  mind  of  the  spectator. 
When  he  perceives  frowning  turrets,  however,  massive  walls  and  gloomy 
dungeons,  his  imagination  will  be  wholly  at  variance  with  the  beauty  and 
serenity  of  the  spot,  and  he  will  think  only  of  sieges,  chains,  torture  and 

"The  great  gate,  with  the  walls  of  the  south  front,  the  north  wing  of 
the  court  or  quadrangle,  some  apartments  on  the  west  side,  and  a  turret  or 
two  are  the  principal  remains  of  the  Castle;  and  these  are  so  finely  over- 
hung with  the  branches  of  the  trees  and  shrubs  that  grow  close  to  the  walls, 
so  beautifully  mantled  with  ivy  and  so  richly  incrusted  with  moss,  that  they 
constitute  the  most  picturesque  effects  that  can  be  imagined. 

"And  when  the  surrounding  scenery  is  taken  into  account,  the  noble 
mass  of  wood  fronting  the  gate,  the  bold  ridges  rising  into  the  horizon, 
and  the  fertile  valley  rising  in  the  opening  to  the  east,  the  ruins  of  Berry 
Pomeroy  Castle  must  be  considered  as  almost  unparalleled  in  their  grandeur. 
The  eastern  tower  is  accessible  by  a  passage  from  the  chapel  over  the  gate- 
way; here  is  the  best  point  for  surveying  the  environs  of  the  castle.  The 
interior  part  appears  to  be  considerably  more  modern  than  the  gate  and 
outer  walls,  the  windows  being  square  or  oblong  with  lintels  and  cross- 
bars of  stone.  There  is,  however,  in  the  present  mansion  a  fine  apartment 
called  the  great  hall,  seventy  feet  long  and  forty  feet  wide,  while  the  roof 
is  of  oak  very  curiously  framed,  and  the  chimney  piece  is  fourteen  feet  in 
height.  It  is  going  rapidly  to  decay,  however,  and  the  walls  being  com- 
posed of  slate,  might  be  entirely  demolished  with  little  trouble.  To  these 
details  should  be  added  that  the  Castle  was  dismantled  in  the  time  of  the 
great  Civil  War— about  1650." 

(From  the  "Guide  Book  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle.") 

"Immediately  over  the  gateway  giving  entrance  to  the  tower  of  Berry 
Pomeroy  Castle  is  a  small  room  containing  about  a  dozen  loop-holes  and 

B3  Olagtlg  of  Igrrg  j^omgroij 

divided  by  a  wall,  supported  by  two  pillars  and  circular  arches.  This  cham- 
ber is  generally  called  the  chapel,  but  was  evidently  the  guard-room,  seeing 
that  the  opening  for  the  fall  of  the  portcullus  still  remains  in  the  walls. 
The  chapel,  however,  was  probably  over  or  adjoining  this  apartment.  In 
the  above  room  are  steps  leading  down  to  two  small  chambers  on  each  side 
of  the  gateway  which  are  arched  over.  They  are  six  feet  in  width  and 
eleven  feet  in  length  and  height,  and  also  provided  with  loop-holes.  A 
passage  leads  out  of  the  guard-room  to  the  foot  of  the  winding  staircase, 
by  which  visitors  may  ascend  to  the  summit  of  the  western  tower,  from 
whence  a  very  fine  view  of  the  surrounding  country  can  be  obtained.  In 
a  direct  line  from  this  wall  will  be  found  at  the  eastern  extremity  of  the 
ramparts  the  remains  of  what  are  known  in  history  by  the  name  pf  St. 
Margaret's  Towers,  which  possess  a  peculiar  interest  from  the  traditionary 
supposition  that  in  its  gloomy  basement  chambers  the  proud  Lady  Eleanor 
de  Pomeroy  confined  her  sister.  Lady  Matilda,  for  a  lengthened  period, 
and  a  belief  exists  that  in  olden  times  a  communication  by  means  of  a 
subterranean  passage  was  afforded  from  this  same  dungeon  to  Compton 
Castle,  another  similarly  fortified  stronghold  on  the  demesne  of  Sir  Hum- 
phrey Gilbert,  who  colonized  Newfoundland,  now  occupied  as  a  farm  house, 
and  not  far  distant  from  Marldon. 

"All  the  portions  of  the  ruins  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  encircling 
the  interior  were  indisputably  the  work  of  Sir  Rolfe  de  Pomeroy,  on  whom 
the  Conqueror  bestowed  the  manor  of  Alricus  the  Saxon  thane  after  his 
subjugation  of  England  in  1066.  The  comparatively  modern  parts  are  in- 
dicative of  their  having  contained  many  apartments,  the  windows  and  after 
recesses  showing  the  building  to  have  been  at  least  four  stories  high,  but 
the  kitchen  fire-places  here  are  not  nearly  so  large  as  those  in  the  older 
portion,  in  the  northwest  angle,  which  extends  to  a  width  of  twelve  feet 
and  large  enough  to  permit  a  whole  ox  to  be  roasted  at  one  time.  The 
difference  in  the  architectural  arrangement  is  here  strikingly  exhibited, 
which  may  be  accounted  for  by  the  change  in  the  proprietorship  from  the 
Pomeroys  to  the  Seymours." 

^^rrji  Pomtrog  Qllmrrli 

This  structure  appears  from  the  architecture  to  have  been  rebuilt  in 
the  fifteenth  century,  most  probably  by  Sir  Richard  de  Pomeroy,  the  second 
of  the  four  sons  of  Sir  Henry  de  Pomeroy.  The  south  aisles,  however, 
must  have  been  added  afterward  at  the  expense  of  sundry  persons  whose 
names  are  recorded  on  the  scrolls  encircling  the  capitals  of  the  southern  pil- 
lars. At  the  front  of  one  of  the  tombs  in  Berry  churchyard  were  the  arms 
of  the  Pomeroys,  at  the  western  end  of  the  monument,  and  at  the  eastern 
end  a  shield,  supported  by  two  angels,  at  one  time  displayed  Pomeroy  arms 
impaled  with  those  of  Sir  Richard  Denzell,  of  Filleigh,  whose  daughter 
Elizabeth  married  Richard,  who  was  of  the  fifteenth  generation  from  Rolfe. 
and  whose  mother  was  Alice,  daughter  of  Walter  Raleigh.  Judging  from 
the  style  of  architecture,  the  church  it  is  believed  was  erected  during  the 
lifetime  of  this  Sir  Richard,  between  1470-1512,  and  who  may  possibly 
have  been  incited  to  undertake  the  work  through  the  will  of  his  brother 
Sir  St.  Clere  de  Pomeroy,  at  that  time  Abbot  of  Buckfast 

IjtBtory  of  tl|g  Pomgrog  jFamilg 84 

Concerning  this  church,  Prince,  who  was  long  the  Vicar,  tells  us  in  the 
Worthies  of  Devon,  that  it  was  founded  perhaps  by  Sir  Richard  Pomeroy. 
and  that  it  is  a  "handsome,  compact  although  no  large  pile:  Whose  coat- 
armour  is  intinged  in  the  glass  of  several  windows  thereof,  with  their 
matches,  remaining  still  plain  and  visible  to  the  eye.  Thus  we  have  it 
twice  single  in  the  first  south  window  within  the  door;  once  single  as  I 
take  it  in  the  east  window  of  the  chancel ;  also,  in  the  east  window  of  the 
north  aisle  is  Pomerai's  coat  three  times ;  once  single  and  twice  paled,  with 
the  Raleigh  and  Denzel.  In  the  first  north  window  it  is  twice  single ;  and 
in  the  second,  once ;  and  in  the  roof  of  the  church  porch  doth  it  still  remain, 
cut  in  stone,  which  undoubtedly  has  been  long  there  continued  ever  since 
the  first  building  thereof. 

"As  for  the  monuments  raised  over  the  graves  or  sepulchres  of  the 
dead,  relating  to  this  family,  there  is  only  one  remaining,  now  robbed  of  its 
former  splendour:  It  is  an  altar-tomb,  under  an  arch,  in  the  north  wall 
of  the  chancel,  raised  near  breast-high,  covered  with  a  fair  table  of  green 
marble ;  which  was  sometime  inlayed  with  a  coat  of  arms,  and  a  motto  under, 
of  gilded  brass  or  copper;  which  are  long  since  become  the  prey  of  some 
greedy  hands.  At  the  east  end  of  this  monument  is  Pomerai  impaled  with 
benzil ;  at  the  west  end  single :  Which  shew  it  was  raised  to  the  memory 
of  Sir  Richard  Pomeroy  and  his  lady,  who  was  daughter  and  heir  of  Sir 
Richard  Denzil.    The  arch  is  finely  fretted  and  flowered. 

"The  last  of  this  name  that  possessed  the  castle  of  Biry,  was  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeroy,  Knight,  a  commander  in  the  wars  under  King  Henry  the  Eighth, 
in  France.  How  he  and  his  posterity  came  to  be  dispossessed  thereof,  may 
be  enquired  elsewhere." 

The  magnificent  screen  with  the  projection  of  the  rood-loft  remaining, 
is  profusely  adorned  with  fern  tracery,  handsome  perpendicular  bosses, 
carving  and  gilding.  The  lower  part  of  it  having  been  much  mutilated  by 
malicious  vandals;  the  carved  figures  in  the  compartments  into  which  it 
was  divided  are  therefore  very  indistinct. 

In  the  tower  of  the  church,  which  is  square  and  embattled,  there  was 
once  apparently  a  chapel  opening  beneath  an  arch  on  the  southern  side. 
Above  the  place  where  the  altar  must  have  stood,  there  remains  a  stone 
shelf  which  was  doubtless  a  retable.  Three  of  the  bells  are  dated  1607, 
1635  and  1715,  and  are  inscribed  in  the  name  of  the  church  wardens.  A 
fourth  bell  was  hung  in  the  year  1829. 

^^rrg  ^anst  nvib  Utraragt 

Contiguous  to  the  church  on  the  northeast  side  stands  Berry  Pomeroy 
House,  which  before  the  Reformation  was  doubtless  the  Rectory  House 
and  occasional  residence  of  the  Prior  of  Moreton,  to  whom  the  Rectory 
then  belonged.  The  dining-room  is  wainscoted  and  has  two  square-headed 
perpendicular  doorways.  The  house  also  contains  some  fine  specimens  of 
oak  carving. 

On  the  southern  side  of  the  church  is  the  Vicarage,  where  the  Rev. 
John  Prince  wrote  the  "Worthies  of  Devon,"  the  first  edition  of  which  was 
published  in  1701.  He  died  in  1723,  and  was  buried  in  the  churchyard  of  the 
parish  of  Berry  Pomeroy,  of  which  he  had  been  vicar  for  forty-two  years, 

Anrirut  anil  Sirh  g'tainrli  (glass  ISinbnm 
Berry  Pomeroy  Church 

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J^V^%'^'*''*i'-'  Ji«Wifeii-.»a»ai»i.^  ac  -^Ajj^anaMfa* 

Berry  Pomeroy  Church 

B5 (HuBtU  of  l^rrg  Pomgrog 

and  previous  to  this  he  had  been  vicar  of  Totnes,  which  was  a  part  of  the 
Pomeroy  domain,  about  five  years. 

The  Rev.  John  Prince  was  succeeded  by  Rev.  Joseph  Fox,  who  died 
1st  February,  1781,  aged  eighty-four,  having  been  fifty-eight  years  Vicar 
of  Berry  Pomeroy.  He  was  succeeded  by  the  Rev.  John  Edwards,  who  died 
on  the  23d  April,  1834,  aged  eighty-three,  having  been  Vicar  for  fifty-three 
years.  He  died  at  Blagdon,  and  his  Curate,  the  Rev.  Edward  Brown,  be- 
came Vicar.  In  1843  he  exchanged  livings  with  the  Rev.  William  Bur- 
rough  Cosens,  who  died  at  Berry  Vicarage  on  November  1st,  1861,  after 
having  been  Vicar  for  eighteen  years.  He  was  succeeded  on  the  28th 
November,  1861,  by  the  Rev.  Arthur  J.  Everett  (second  son  of  the  late 
Joseph  Everett,  Esq.,  D.L.,  P.J.,  of  Greenhill  House,  Wilts),  and  was  in- 
stituted 14th  February,  1862,  and  resigning  the  living  on  the  29th  February, 
1896,  he  was  succeeded  in  jNIarch  of  the  same  year  by  the  Rev.  H.  S.  Prinsep, 
formerly  Curate  of  Southgate,  a  nephew  of  the  Duchess  of  Somerset. 

®I|?  QIastb  fHUl 

The  architectural  features  of  the  Castle  Mill  on  the  manor  of  Berry 
Pomeroy  are  well  worth  examining.  You  reach  it  by  a  narrow  winding 
path  on  the  northeast  side  of  the  castle  at  the  foot  of  a  hill  by  which  runs 
a  little  brook.  The  water  of  the  brook  after  being  confined  by  a  dam  serves 
to  turn  the  mill  wheel.  Although  the  water  power  is  at  present  made  use 
of  for  the  purpose  of  sawing  wood,  in  ages  gone  by  it  was  employed  in  sup- 
plying the  needs  of  the  castle.  By  surmounting  the  bank  on  the  opposite 
side  of  the  stream  one  can  obtain  a  view  of  the  ruins  somewhat  less  ob- 
structed than  any  that  can  be  had  at  any  other  point. 

©Ij?  Kttfiurrfrtifltt  in  S^nntisijtrf 

(From  Mortimer's  "Berry  Pomeroy  Castle") 

"The  Devon  insurrection  was  in  1549.  In  this  rebellion  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeroy  was  deeply  concerned,  and  being  the  last  of  the  family  who  occupied 
Berry  Castle  it  is  averred  by  some  historians  that  he  saved  his  life  by  mak- 
ing over  the  manor  and  castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy  to  Lord  Protector,  Edward 
Seymour,  Duke  of  Somerset. 

"Lyson  says  this  estate  came  into  possession  of  the  Seymours  by  grant 
or  purchase  from  the  Crown,  since  at  the  time  of  the  attainder  of  Sir 
Thomas,  the  Protector  was  in  the  Tower  of  London  on  a  charge  of  treason, 
of  which  he  was  acquitted,  but  afterwards  being  found  guilty  of  felony  was 
beheaded  on  Tower  Hill,  December,  1551.  His  brother.  Sir  Thomas  Sey- 
mour, Lord  Dudley,  Lord  High  Admiral  of  England,  was  executed  March 
20,  1549." 
(From  "The  Battle  Abbey  Roll,"  vol.  3,  by  the  Duchess  of  Cleveland,  1889.) 

"The  Castle  and  Honour  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  Devonshire  which  had 
been  purchased  by  the  Protector,  was  restored  in  blood  by  Edward  VI.,  the 
year  after  his  (Seymour's)  father's  execution." 

gtgtorg  of  tltg  jSpmgrog  jFamxlg 8fi 

"Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  is  described  as  a  'simple  gente'*  and  his  life 
was  perhaps  spared  on  account  of  his  feeble  intellect,  but  no  mercy  was 
shown  to  his  estate.  After  a  short  struggle  he  was  forced  to  relinquish  the 
stately  home  that  had  been  the  head  of  the  house  since  the  days  of  the 
Conqueror,  and  Berry  Pomeroy  was  sold  to  the  Seymours." 

"In  1549,  in  the  west  of  Devon,  the  insurrection  had  affected  a  higher 
gfrade.  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  and  Sir  Humphrey  Arundel  of  the  North  of 
Devon,  and  other  men  of  weight  and  property,  had  20,000  men  under  the 
banner  of  the  cross."  Arundel  was  Governor  of  St.  Michael's  Mount.  He 
and  three  others  were  hanged  at  Tyburn.  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  retired 
to  his  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy  and  put  up  a  stout  resistance  against  the 
Kingfs  troops,  but  by  the  treachery  of  one  of  the  sub-tenants,  who  had 
knowledge  of  the  secret  subterranean  passage  leading  to  Compton  Castle, 
Bery  Pomeroy  was  betrayed  and  fell  into  the  hands  of  the  King's  troops. 
— Froude's  England. 

Hast  #t?3?  of  tl|0  Qlaatlp 

(From  the  "Guide  Book  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle") 

"The  Pomeroys,  as  descendants  of  the  Feudal  Barons,  having  for  cen- 
turies enjoyed  within  their  extensive  domains  a  power  almost  equal  to  that 
of  the  Crown,  they  could  ill  restrain  that  imperative  authority,  which  for  gen- 
erations they  had  assumed  as  a  primogenial  right,  and  which  was  ever  rec- 
ognized as  such  by  the  ruling  monarchs.  At  the  order  then  for  dismantling 
the  castles  of  England,  the  inheritors  of  Castle  de  Pomeroy,  tradition  affirms, 
resisted  the  royal  mandates.     A  siege  was  commenced  in  consequence  by 

♦This  statement  or  surmise  that  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy's  mentality  was 
impaired  at  this  time  or  later  should  not  be  taken  seriously.  On  the  contrary, 
not  many  years  previous  to  this  insurrection  he  had  attended  Henry  VIII., 
in  his  wars  in  France,  and  displayed  sufficient  force  of  character  and  good 
fortune  in  arms  to  attract  the  confidence  of  that  war-like  monarch.  How- 
ever, his  action  during  the  insurrection  in  Devon  was  that  of  one  whose 
sympathies  were  with  his  people.  Like  views  were  expressed  by  H.  Sterling 
Pomeroy,  M.  D.,  in  a  letter  from  Totnes,  England,  in  1907.  The  Doctor  said:  "Sir 
Thomas  de  Pomeroy  stood  by  his  faith,  partly  at  least,  because  he  very  justly 
believed  that  justice  and  fair  play  to  the  commoners  was  on  that  side  as 
against  the  other,  which  was  serving  the  ends  of  personal  ambition  and 
private  greed.  We  should  be  proud  of  Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy,  and  glad  that 
he  took  just  the  stand  he  did.  In  his  time  and  place  we  would  doubtless 
have  done  the  same.  But  such  action  is  expensive.  The  most  expensive 
luxury  one  can  purchase  without  loss  of  self-respect,  is  that  of  being  right 
rather  than  to  be  with  the  King.  His  poor  neighbors  and  tenants  whom  he 
had  tried  to  aid  and  defend  were  now  helpless;  nay,  many  of  them  maimed  or 
dead;  others  in  prison;  some  of  them  condemned  to  death.  All  this  brings 
up  a  picture  which  I  think  has  occurred  to  few  of  us,  yet  it  is  a  true  and  just 
definition  of  what  actually  happened  to  him  and  his.  It  is  a  matter  of  sensitive 
regard  for  the  things  of  human  weal,  v/hich  make  for  the  harmony  of  this 
universe  as  the  Creator  intended  it  should.  It  is  a  matter  of  the  manhood 
that  spells  out  duty  to  his  fellow  man,  so  that  it  shall  be  the  result  of 
mental  and  physical  courage;  without  fear  to  move  a  step  ahead  of  his  place  and 
time;  to  take  that  step,  and  with  it  the  penalties  and  pains,  which  are  always  the 
heritage  of  the  one  who  dares  to  lead.  Such  an  one  was  our  grandfather, 
such  an  one  was  our  father,  but  above  all  and  before  all  such  an  one 
was  our  progenitor  in  America,  in  1630,  Eltweed  Pomeroy." 

g^  (HuBtU  of  HJgrry  jPom^rog 

the  forces  of  King  Edward  VI.,  (1549),  which  was  long,  obstinatdy,  and 
with  bravery  withstood  bv  those  feudal  Princes  of  the  Castle,  Sir  Thc^s 
de  Pomeroy  and  his  kinsmen  with  their  numerous  retinue.  Spurred  on 
by  the  most  determined  resolution  to  live  or  die  free  men,  rather  than,  as 
they  imagined,  basely  survive  the  loss  of  those  long-enjoyed  honors  wmcn 
were  now  by  the  arm  of  tyranny  to  be  wrested  from  them,  they  so  mcenied 
the  king  by  their  temerity  that  he  forthwith  issued  most  peremptory  orders 
for  their  subjugation.  Much  time  as  well  as  blood  and  treasure  were  con- 
sumed in  front  of  the  walls  of  the  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy  ere  this  strong 
and  stately  fortress  ceased  to  shelter  its  valiant  defenders ;  inside  their  al- 
most impregnable  fortress  were  the  besieged,  protected  by  its  turreted  and 
castelated  walls,  while  the  besiegers,  exposed  to  the  constant  showers  of 
destructive  missiles,  fell  on  all  sides,  till  the  slaughter  among  the  King's 
soldiers  was  appalling.  At  length,  however,  either  by  force,  stratagem  or 
treason,  the  Castle  was  carried.  Tradition  affirms  that  Pomeroys,  rather 
than  sui-vive  their  lost  or  faded  glories,  rather  than  submit  to  do  homage  to 
an  incensed  monarch,  blindfolded  their  horses  and  mounting  spurred  them 
to  the  northern  precipice  on  which  the  Castle  stands,  which  but  to  look  from 
might  appal  the  stoutest  heart." 

"The  English  poet  Keats  has  inscribed  the  tribute  contained  m  these 
lines  to  the  defenders  of  the  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy : 

"Hark!    heard  you  not  those  shouts  of  dreadful  note? 

Sounds  not  the  conflict  on  the  heath? 
Saw  ye  not  where  the  reeking  sabre  smote; 

Nor  saved  your  brethren  ere  they  sank  beneath 
Tyrants  and  tyrants'  slaves?     The  fires  of  death, 

The  bale-fires  flash  on  high;  from  rock  to  rock 
Each  volley  tells  that  thousands  cease  to  breathe." 

Historians  differ  widely  as  to  the  manner  in  which  the  Seymours  suc- 
ceeded the  Pomeroys  in  the  ownership  of  this  ancient  domain,  but  m  order 
to  correct  any  erroneous  impressions  we  here  furnish  the  written  testimony 
of  the  late  twelfth  Duke  of  Somerset,  who  in  a  letter  from  Stover,  Devon, 
under  the  date  of  January  5,  1875,  said :  "I  can  state  that  Berry  Pomeroy 
Castle  was  purchased  in  the  reign  of  Edward  VI."  And  in  corroboration 
of  this  statement  we  copy  the  following  from  an  old  engraving  representing 
the  south  view  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  and  dedicated  to  Sir  Edward 
Seymour  of  Maiden  Bradley,  in  the  county  of  Wilts,  Bart,  by  Saml.  and 
Nathl.  Buck: 

'This  Castle  was  built  by  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy,  in  the  Conqueror  s 
time,  and  was  the  head  Barony  of  his  Family ;  his  Posterity  continued  many 
descents  there,  till  the  time  of  King  Edward  VI.,  when  it  was  sold  by 
Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy  unto  Ed  Seymour,*  Duke  of  Somerset,  who  set- 
tled this  manor  with  several  others  on  his  issue  by  his  first  Lady  Catherine, 

(•The  painter  of  the  picture,  of  which  the  engraving  referred  to  here  is  a 
copy,  was  at  the  time  in  the  employ  of  Ed  Seymour  and  painted  the  picture 
to  his  order;  he  was  doubtless  directed  to  paint  in  the  words  of  the  legend 
just  quoted. — A.  A.  P.) 

^tatorg  of  tl|?  Pomprnu  JFamtly  BB 

daughter  and  co-heir  to  Sir  Um.  Filliot  of  Woodville,  from  whom  the 
present  Sir  Edward  is  directly  descended. — S.  &  N.  Buck,  Delin.  et  Sculp., 

(From  the  Domesday  Book.) 

To  the  genealogist  the  Exeter  text  (Exon  Domesday  Book),  History 
of  Somerset,  Victoria  Histories,  vol.  I,  430  is  a  record  of  the  greatest  value ; 
for  it  enables  us  at  times  to  identify  those  of  whom  the  Exchequer  text 
gives  us  but  the  Christian  names. 

"Again,  the  Beatrice  who  holds  of  Ralf  de  Pomerei  at  Nether  Stowey 
is  entered  in  the  Exeter  book  as  Ralph's  sister.  Air.  Eyton  points  out  that 
she  also  held  of  him  a  Devon  manor ;  while  she  held  further  in  that  county 
two  manors  of  William  Capra,  who  is  similarly  entered  as  her  brother. 
On  the  strength  of  this  he  asserted  that  Ralph  and  William  de  Pomerei 
were  brothers  (Somerset  Domesday,  vol  i,  p.  64),  and  although  this  may 
seem^  not  absolutely  clear,  it  is  interesting  to  note  that  Roger  Capra  and 
William  his  son  were  benefactors  in  the  next  generation  to  the  Pommeraye 
Abbey  of  St.  Mary  du  Val." — (Calendar  of  Documents,  France,  page  536.) 

It  has  developed  that  Beatrice  mentioned  in  the  above  extracts,  as  sister 
of  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy,  was  Abbess  of  the  Benedictine  Abbey  of  St. 
Michael's  Mount,  in  Mount  Bay. 

(From  "Worthies  of  Devon/'  p.  285,  under  "Capt.  John  Davies") 

"Sandridge,  Devon,  near  Berry  Pomeroy,  became  the  inheritance  of 
the  ancient  and  honorable  family  of  Berrj^  Pomeroy,  and  most  likely  at  last, 
the  portion  of  a  younger  son  of  Berry  Castle,  in  the  parish  of  Berry  Pome- 
roy, about  four  miles  from  (it)  ;  though  afterwards  it  yielded  a  strain  for 
that  ancient  and  noble  house.  For  Sir  John  de  la  Pommeraye  of  Berry 
Pomeroy,  of  the  tenth  generation,  having  no  heirs,  settled  his  lands  (about 
1404)  upon  Sir  Thomas  of  Sandridge,  aforesaid,  who  had  married  Joan, 
daughter  of  Sir  James  Chudleigh,  Kt.,  by  his  wife  Joan  Pomeroy,  sister  of 
the  said  Sir  John.  Sandridge  still  remains  in  this  honorable  name,  and  is 
at  this  time  ( 1701 )  the  dwelling  of  Roger  Pomeroy,  Esq.,  the  topmost 
branch  of  this  ancient  stock." 

"This  family  was  not  only  very  noble  in  its  original,  but  in  its  alliances, 
matching  once  with  the  blood  royal  and  several  times  with  the  daughters 
of  the  principal  peers  of  the  realm.  Here  (Berry  Pomeroy)  this  great 
progeny  had  their  dwelling  from  the  time  of  the  Norman  conquest  to  the 
days  of  King  Edward  VI.,  about  500  years." 

"Still  of  the  Castle  there  remain 
Legends  that  evidence  sustain." 

But  among  the  many  handed  down  to  posterity  there  is  none  more  cher- 


I  Ghosf  Walk,  Berry  Po.mcroy  Casf/e 

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Berry  Pomeroy  Castle 

BB  ffirgFitba  of  tit?  QIaatb 

ished  than  the  one  relating  to  the  Pomeroys  at  the  time  of  the  last  siege, 
when  prior  to  their  d  sperate  leap  over  the  precipice,  they 

— '"first  had  buried  in  the  soil 

W'tiat  foes  had  fought  for — gold  and  spoil," 

and  of  the  scene  that  followed,  Mrs.  Cuming,  late  of  Totnes,  authoress  of 
the  "Forest  of  Arden,"  and  other  poems,  thus  wrote  in  poetical  language: 

"This  rumour,  then  so  widely  known. 
Into  the  neighb'ring  towns  had  flown, 
And  peasants,  and  the  idle  poor. 
All  loathing  work,  and  loving  gain. 
Would  oft  discuss  the  ancient  lore. 
And  wonder  if  there  could  be  found 
Without  much  labour,  loss,  or  pain 
A    treasure    hidden    underground; 
'And  one  who  better  days  had  known. 
Went  there  to  lodge  by  night  and  day. 
Went  there  to  dig,  and  wierd  and  lone. 
He  frightened  all  who  passed  that  way. 

Buit  years  before  this  wight  was  born, 

A  peasant  rose  at  earliest  morn. 

For  thrice  within  the  night  he  dreamed. 

That  he  must  with  the  dawn  of  day 

To    Pomeroy   Castle    make   his    way; 

A  call  from  Heaven  it  seemed. 

At  least  so  much  impelled,  that  he 

Firmly  believed  that  he  should  be 

Rewarded,   and  should   realize 

His  brightest  hopes,  and  gain  a  prize. 

Resolved,  he  took  the  nearest  track,* 

With  fitting  tools  upon  his  back. 

And  as  he  trudged  his  way  along 

He  met  a  burly  country  squire — 

Thus  putting  out  his  humdrum  song — 

Who  stopped  him  and  must  needs  enquire 
'Where  he  was  going  that  early  morn 
'Ere  dews  were  dry,  or  sun  was  born. 
'Art  going  to  "vvork  upon  this  track 
'With  pick  and  shovel  on  thy  back? 
'I  thought  that  thou  had'st  laid  them  by, 
'And  i>arish  rates  thy  wants  supply.' 

Such  men  as  these  were  then  put  down 
By  lofty  menace,  scoff,  or  frown; 
With  these  combined  he  did  compel 
The  quarry-man  his  dream  to  tell: 
Told  him  the  place  would  surely  fall; 
That  all  the  treasure  he  would  gain 
Was  ridicule,  and  loss,  and  pain; 
Threatened  to  cudgel  him  withal; 
In  short,  such  rhetoric  employed 
As  finally  his  dupe  decoyed 
To  turn  at  once  and  go  to  bed. 
Now — who  was  he,  who  weriit — Instead. 

•A  fact. 

When  the  last  fading  rays  of  light 

Had  given  place  to  darkest  night. 

His  mother  had  not  known  the  one. 

In  his  disguise,  for  her  own  son; 

And  over  all  a  cloak  he  wore. 

Concealing  miner's  spade  and  bore. 

His  nerves  were  firm,  his  pulse  was  strong. 

As  thus  equipped  he  stole  along. 

With  stealthy  steps  made  good  his  way. 

Through  Berry  where  the  ruins  lay. 

Grossips  relate,  when  centuries  meet, 
The  shades  of  the  departed  greet 
Each  other  in  the  midnight  air. 
And  that  such  trysting  place  was  there. 

No  such  puerile  fancies  then 

Disturbed  this  man,  nor  fear  of  men. 

But  little  knew  that  one  was  there 

Concealed  within  a  dungeon  near. 

Who,  hearing  footsteps  coming  on. 

Though  in  a  paralysis  of  fear. 

Had,  longing,  dying,  wish  to  see 

Who  he  who  thus  forstalled  should  be. 

Had  cautiously — how  cautiously!   drawn  near. 

A  sudden  flash  from  lanthorn  fire 

Showed  the  suspected  one — the  squire; 

If  Argus  had  one  hundred  eyes, 
Rumour  a  thousand  tongues  supplies; 
But  whether  either  of  the  twain 
Obtained  the  prize  they  hoped  to  gain. 
As  in  his  dream  one  saw  it  hid 
In  an  old  crock  without  a  lid. 
The  doubtful  chronicler  of  old 
Deposes  not,  nor  could  have  told. 

The  squire,  the  peasant,  both  are  laid  ; 

Within  the  nearest  churchyard  soil, 
Where  death   hath  no   distinction  made 
In  the  rich  man,  or  him  of  toil." 

Among  the  variety  of  legends  handed  down  in  regard  to  the  Castle 
there  are  many  of  a  sensational  character,  of  the  type  of  which  love  and 
violence  predominate.  According  to  the  superstitious,  Berry  Pomeroy 
Castle  and  its  grounds  are  said  to  be  still  haunted.  One  story  avers  that 
a  fair  maid  of  the  Castle  "pHghted  her  troth  to  a  son  of  a  neighboring  lord, 
between  whom  and  the  Pomeroys  a  life-blood  feud  raged,  and  that  a  brother 
of  the  young  lady  came  upon  them  in  a  rose  bower  and  killed  both.  Tales 
of  this  description  are  innumerable  and  it  is  not  surprising,  therefore,  when 
the  shadows  of  the  night  fall  that  ghosts  are  conjured  up  in  the  minds 
of  the  imaginative.  But  perhaps  no  tale  is  more  cherished  than  the  one 
relating  to  the  Pomeroys  at  the  time  of  the  last  siege  of  the  Castle,  when 
prior  to  their  desperate  leap  over  the  precipice  the  Barons  had  buried  in 
the  soil  the  gold  and  spoil  their  foes  had  fought  for. 

A  local  legend  at  Berry  Pomeroy  concerning  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy 
asserts  that  he  never  left  Berry  Pomeroy,  and  that  when  the  King's  pur- 

91  SmctBawn  of  tlje  ^p^muurs 

suivant  came  to  arrest  him  he  mounted  his  horse  and  leaped  from  the 
battlements  into  the  valley  below. 

"Out  over  the  cliffe,  out  into  the  night. 
Three  hundred  feet  of  fall; 

They  found  him  nest  morning  below  in  the  glen, 
With  never  a  bone  in  him  whole; 
A  mass  and  a  prayer,  good  gentlemen,  all. 
For  such  a  bold  rider's  soul." 

"The  wishing  tree  of  Berry  Pomeroy  is  the  prettiest  superstition  of  the 
place,  and  is  the  only  one  left  in  England.  It  is  a  lofty  wide-spreading 
beech.  The  wisher  is  to  walk  three  times  around  the  tree  with  the  sun, 
and  three  times  backward,  thinking  of  the  wish  that  must  be  unspoken  and 
unknown  to  any  one.    The  wish  will  come  true." 

The  descendants  of  the  founder  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle  retained 
the  lands  appertaining  to  their  ancestral  home,  and  mingled  their  names  in 
song  and  legend  for  a  period  of  nearly  five  centuries,  that  is,  from  1066  to 
1549,  the  third  year,  of  the  reign  of  Edward  VI.,  as  already  stated,  when, 
according  to  one  writer,  "they  were  forfeited  by  the  treason  of  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeroy,  and  bestowed  upon  the  hauty  Lord  Protector,  Somerset  (Edward 
Seymour),  who  first  rose  into  royal  favor  by  the  marriage  of  his  eldest 
sister,  Jane,  to  Henry  VIII. ;  and  this  monarch,  under  his  will,  appointed 
him  one  of  his  executors  and  a  member  of  the  Council  upon  whom  devolved 
the  duty  of  executing  the  powers  of  the  Crown  during  the  minority  of  his 
son  and  successor,  Edward  VI.,  who  was  also,  of  course,  a  nephew  of 
Somerset's.  It  may  here  be  stated  that  the  Seymour  family,  whose  history 
is  largely  interwoven  with  that  of  England,  derives  its  name  from  a  place 
called  St.  Maur,  in  Normandy;  and  that  at  the  period  of  the  Reformation 
the  head  of  this  illustrious  house  was  Sir  John  Seymour,  who  accompanied 
King  Henry  VIIL,  to  his  wars  in  France,  and  to  the  Field  of  the  Cloth 
of  Gold.  His  eldest  son  was  the  before  mentioned  Edward  Seymour,  who 
was  created  a  few  days  after  the  royal  nuptials.  Viscount  Beauchamp, 
and  in  the  following  year  raised  to  the  dignity  of  Earl  of  Hertford.  King 
Henry  VIIL,  seems  to  have  placed  great  confidence  in  his  brother-in-law, 
who,  quickly  obtaining  an  ascendancy  over  the  other  councillors,  was  nomi- 
nated Lord  Treasurer  of  England  and  created  Duke  of  Somerset  on  the  17th 
of  February,  1547.  Two  days  after  this  he  obtained  a  grant  of  the  office 
of  Earl  Marshal  for  life,  and  on  the  12th  of  March  following,  procured  a 
patent  from  the  young  King,  constituting  himself  Protector  of  the  Realm — 
an  office  altogether  new  to  the  Constitution — thus  giving  himself  full  regal 

At  this  juncture  the  reforms  in  the  Church,  instituted  by  the  advisors 
of  young  King  Edward,  excited  considerable  discontent,  and  the  conspic- 
uous part  enacted  by  the  owners  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  public  affairs,  to- 
gether with  the  feeling  of  the  country,  may  not  be  inaptly  alluded  to  here. 
Amongst  other  causes  for  complaint  were  the  exorbitant  rents  demanded 
for  the  confiscated  Abbey  lands  by  the  new  proprietors,  who  created  fur- 
ther discontent  by  frequently  spending  the  money  in  London.    The  cottagers 

I^istnrg  of  the  Pnmero^  Siamtlg  92 

were  also  reduced  to  misery,  by  the  enclosure  of  the  commons  on  which  they 
pastured  their  cattle.  And  the  discovery  of  the  West  Indies  causing  a 
general  increase  of  gold  and  silver  in  Europe,  the  price  of  commodities 
had  to  be  raised;  a  debasement  of  coin,  moreover,  by  Henry  VIII.,  and 
subsequently  by  the  Protector,  occasioning  universal  distrust  and  stagna- 
tion of  commerce.  Consequently,  a  rising  soon  began  in  several  parts  of 
England ;  and  although  the  rioters  in  most  places  were  instantly  subdued,  in 
Devonshire  and  Norfolk  the  disorders  assumed,  in  1549,  more  serious  pro- 
portions. In  Devonshire  the  rioters  organized  quite  a  formidable  army, 
mustering  about  10,000  in  number,  who  besieged  Exeter,  demanding  that 
the  mass  should  be  restored,  half  of  the  Abbey  lands  resumed,  the  law  of  the 
six  articles  executed,  holy  water  and  holy  bread  respected,  and  all  other 
particular  grievances  redressed.  Lord  Russell,  who  had  been  dispatched 
against  them,  routed  the  rioters,  and  took  many  prisoners ;  the  leaders  being 
sent  to  London,  where  they  were  tried  and  executed,  whilst  many  of  the 
lower  classes  were  put  to  death  by  martial  law. 

In  the  Civil  Wars  between  Charles  I.,  and  the  Parliament,  Pomeroy 
Castle  was  dismantled — thus  denuding  it  of  its  once  stately  power;  but  it 
was  occupied  in  magnificent  state  until  the  reign  of  James  II.,  (1685)  by 
Edward  Seymour,  who  headed  a  rising  against  that  monarch,  and  was  at 
that  period  styled  the  haughty  and  magnificent  leader  of  "the  country 
party."  From  the  time  of  this  Seymour's  decease,  the  mansion  appears  to 
have  fallen  into  decay,  and  tradition  ascribes  its  destruction  to  a  terrible 
thunder  storm  when  it  was  set  on  fire  by  the  scathing  lightning.  Whilst 
another  version  declares  that  the  castle  was  taken  in  the  time  of  Charles  I., 
and  carried  by  great  guns  planted  on  the  hills  opposite  the  precipice.  The 
latter  story  of  its  having  been  stormed  by  artillery  sufficiently  accounts 
(says  Mrs.  Bray)  for  this  side  is  more  battered  than  any  other  part  of 
the  building,  various  circumstances  existing,  likewise,  to  render  the  state- 
ment more  than  probable. — (Guide  Book  of  Berry  Pomeroy  Castle.) 

©IjF  Jrinre  of  ([^rang?  at  Ifrrg  5o«^J^*>a 

During  the  Revolution  in' England,  at  the  time  of  the  succession  of 
William  Prince  of  Orange,  after  his  unopposed  landing  at  Brixham,  Devon, 
on  November  5,  1688,  where  a  monument  to  commemorate  the  event  now 
stands  on  the  quay,  that  Silent  Prince  advanced  slowly  with  his  force  of 
15,000  men,  the  first  halt  being  at  Berry  Pomeroy,  where  he  was  met  by 
a  large  number  of  English  nobles  and  others.  The  conference  held  in  cot- 
tages on  the  old  manor  of  Berry  Pomeroy  was  termed  their  first  Parliament, 
the  place  of  assembly  being  known  to  this  day  as  Parliament  Cottages.  In 
1887,  a  stone  recording  the  fact  was  erected.  The  rising  ground  on  the 
summit  of  which  stands  a  cluster  of  trees,  is  now  called  Parliament  Hill, 
which,  from  its  elevated  position,  can  be  seen  for  many  miles  around.  The 
Prince  proceeded  thence  through  Newton  Abbot  and  in  four  days  reached 
Exeter,  where  he  was  received  with  joy  as  the  champion  of  the  Protestant 

93  ^cm^rtig  iHattors  in  (Unrnmall 

Pom^riig  fEatwrs  in  (Enntmall 

(From  History  of  Cornzvall;  by  the  Rev.  R.  Polwhele.) 

"Henry  Pomeroy,  lord  of  this  manor  in  the  time  of  Henry  I.,  was  the 
descendant  of  Ralph  de  Pomeraye,  who  caine  into  England  with  William 
the  Conqueror,  and  was  such  a  favorite  of  his,  as  Dugdale  saith  in  his 
Baronage,  that  he  conferred  upon  him  fifty-eight  lordships  in  Devon,  others 
in  Somerset,  in  Dorset,  and  in  Cornwall,  whereof  this  Tregny  and  Wich 
(now  Mary-Wike)  in  Cornwall  were  two.  Perhaps  they  were  such  lands 
as  fell  to  the  Crown  by  virtue  of  their  lords  or  owners  rebelling  against 
the  Conqueror  in  that  insurrection  of  Exon,  in  the  second  year  of  his 
reign.  This  Ralph  de  Pomeroy  had  issue  Joscelinus.  whose  son  Henry 
married  one  of  the  natural  daughters  (Rohesia)  of  King  Henry  I.,  by 
Corbett's  daughter  (Sibella),  mother  also  by  him  of  Reginald  Fitz-Henry, 
Earl  of  Cornwall,  the  which  Henry  had  issue  by  her  Henry  and  Joscelin. 
Henry  married  de  Vitrei's  daughter,  and  by  her  had  issue  Sir  Henry  de 
Pomeroy,  lord  of  this  place  and  Biry  Pomeroye  in  Devon,  who  sided  with 
John,  Earl  of  Moreton  and  Cornwall  against  King  Richard  I.,  then  beyond 
the  seas ;  and  afterwards  gave  to  the  Kjiights  Hospitallers  of  St.  John  Bap- 
tist the  church  of  St.  Maderne  in  Penwith ;  whereupon  it  ever  after  be- 
longed to  their  preceptory  at  Trebigh,  in  St.  Eue.  King  John,  by  virtue  of 
his  manor  at  Tibesta,  granted  the  liberty  of  fishing,  or  the  royalty  of  the 
river  Vale,  to  one  of  the  Pomeroyes,  lord  of  this  manor. 

"To  remove  an  action  at  law  depending  in  the  court-leet  of  Tregoney, 
the  writ  of  certiorari,'*'  or  accedas  ad  curiam  was  thus  directed,  as  was  also 
the  precept  for  members  of  Parliament:  'Henricus  Pomeroy,  Seneschallo 
et  Balliz'o  Manerui  siii  de  Tregoni  Pomeroy  in  comitatu  Cornuhia  saliUemf 
again,  'ad  curiam  C.  W.  arm  de  Tregoney  in  comitatu  Cornubioe  salutem.' " 

"Tregony  occurs  in  Domesday  among  the  lands  of  the  Earl  of  Moreton 
and  Cornwall,  the  King's  brother,  who  held  Tregoin  or  Tregoni;  after 
which  this  manor,  I  find  came  very  early  into  the  ancient  family  of  the 
Pomeroys,  who  no  doubt  obtained  great  inheritance  in  this  county  by  the 
marriage  of  Henry  with  a  natural  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.,  and  whose 
grandson  Henry  by  marriage  with  Johanna  de  Valletort,  left  issue  a  son 
named  Henry  likewise,  who,  Anno  18  Edward  I.,  was  found  next  heir  to 
the  last  of  that  noble  family;  whose  ancestor,  Roger  de  Valletort,  Anno  32 
Henry  II.,  gave  that  King  100  marks  for  the  honour  of  Moreton.  To 
which  honour  this  borough,  with  the  two  Looes  and  Saltash.  I  should  judge 
to  have  belonged  and  been  comprehended  among  the  knight's  fees,  and  so 
to  have  from  the  V^alletorts  descended  to  the  Pomeroys;  but  that  I  find 
them  possessed  of  it  in  Henry  III.'s  time,  in  the  44th  year  of  whose  reign 

•The  writ  of  certiorari,  or  summons  to  the  court:  Henr7  Pomeroy,  greet- 
ing to  the  seneschall  (steward)  and  bailif  of  his  manory  in  Tregony  in 
Pomeroy'8  retinue  of  Cornwall;  again,  Christopher  Wolvedon,  to  the  court, 
in  armor  of  Trigony  in  the  retinue  of  Cornwall,  greetings.  (Comubia  is  the 
new  Latin  for  Cornwall.) 

f^tatarg  of  tl|?  3^nm?roij  3^amtly  94 

Henry  de  Pomeroy  held  the  manor  of  Tregoney.*  The  Castle  of  Tregoney, 
tradition  saith,  was  built  by  Henry  de  Pomeray  on  behalf  of  John,  Earl 
of  Cornwall,  in  opposition  to  King  Richard  L,  his  elder  brother,  then  be- 
yond the  Seas." — Hals. 

"Tregony,  about  three  miles  south  of  Grampound,  was  formerly  a  dis- 
tinct parish,  but  is  now  merged  in  Cuby,  its  church  having  been  long  since 
destroyed.  Being  situated  on  the  Fal,  Tregony  has  sometimes  been  sug- 
gested In  connection  with  the  Roman  station  of  Cemon,  but  Cemon  was 
almost  certainly  Kenwyn.  The  place  actually  returned  two  members  to 
Parliament  in  the  time  of  Henry  I.,  probably  through  the  influence  of  its 
lords,  the  Pomeroys,  who  had  a  castle  thewK^-^Arthur  L.  Salmon,  Cornwall. 

"At  Tregony  are  some  trifling  remains  of  a  castle  said  to  have  been 
built  by  Henry  de  Pomeroy  when  Richard   I.,  was'  in  the  Holy   Land. 
Tregony  was  an  ancient  borough  sending  members  to  Parliament  in  the 
reign  of  Edward  I." — Handbook  for  Travelers  in  Cornwall,  Murray. 

"There  is  a  keep  and  castle  yet  standing  at  Tregoney,  of  no  longer 
date  than  the  conquest.  It  was  erected  by  the  Pomeroys,  whose  seat  it  was. 
So  far  Tonkin,  (an  early  writer  on  the  district,  1678-1742).  But  at  present 
time  there  is  scarcely  the  trace  of  a  ruin.  "Ruan,  Lanyhorne  Castle,  (says 
Tonkin),  stood  to  the  south  of  the  church,  at  no  great  distance  from  it, 
the  rectory  house  lying  between  them;  below  that  and  parallel  with  this. 
in  a  pleasant  situation  enough,  on  the  edge  of  a  creek,  into  which  a  small 
rivulet  empties  itself,  and  the  river  Fale,  which  is  here  of  considerable 
breadth  when  the  tide  is  in;  and  surrounded  formerly  with  woods  which 
are  now  mostly  destroyed.  Leland  gives  this  account  of  the  state  it  was  in, 
in  his  time." — History  of  Cornzi'all,  Rev.  R.  Polwhele. 

"At  the  lower  end  of  this  town  (Tregoney)  on  the  east  side  of  Fal 
River,  a  little  below  the  hospital,  is  an  earthwork  on  a  hill,  still  called 
Castle  Hill,  on  which  are  some  scanty  remains  of  a  castle  built  by  Sir 
Henry  de  Pomeroy  (temp.  Richard  L).  Tradition  says  that  Baron  Pome- 
roy, being  appointed  Lord  of  the  Manor  in  the  reign  of  Henry  IL,  on 
behalf  of  Prince  John,  Earl  of  Mortain  and  Cornwall,  espoused  the  cause 
of  John  when  in  rebellion  against  his  brother  Richard  L  The  castle  was 
standing  and  remained  a  seat  of  these  Pomeroys  until  the  reign  of  Edward 

"Tragoney  is  a  small  borough  town  on  the  same  side  of  the  river, 
three  miles  to  the  southwest  of  Grampound.  It  is  a  place  of  great  antiquity, 
being  mentioned  in  Domesday  Book  as  part  of  the  Earldom  of  Cornwall, 
given  by  the  Conqueror  to  his  brother  Robert,  from  whom  it  descended  to 
the  family  of  Pomeroy,  who  were  in  possession  of  it  till  the  reign  of 
Elizabeth,  but  either  by  descent  or  purchase,  it  is  now  part  of  the  estate 
of  the  noble  family  of  Boscowen. 

"In  the  40th  year  of  King  Henry  III.,  the  Pomeroy  family  was  re- 
turned among  the  first-class  land  holders ;  they  continued  to  possess  consid- 
erable landed  property  in  Cornwall  for  several  generations,  their  chief  seat 
being  at  Tragoney,  and  holding  thirty  librates  of  land. 

•Roger  Pomeroy  (nineteenth  generation  from  Sir  Ralph)  buried  23  July 
1708,  was  heir  to  his  cousin  Hugh,  who  died  seized  of  Tregony,  8  Elizabeth. 
■—A.  A.  P. 

95  P0ttu^r0g  iHannrH  t«  Olornuiall 

"From  Tregony  to  passe  down  by  the  body  of  the  haven  of  Falamuth, 
to  the  mouth  of  Lanyhorne  creeke  or  hille,  on  the  south-est  side  of  the 
haven,  is  a  two  miles.  This  creke  goith  up  half  a  mile  from  the  principale 
streame  of  the  haven.  At  the  head  of  this  creke  standith  the  castelle  of 
Lanyhorne,  sumtyme  a  castelle  of  an  eight  towres  &  now  decaying  for  lak 
of  coveiture.  It  longgid  as  principal  house  to  the  Archedeacon.  This 
lande  descendid  by  heires  general  to  the  Corbetes  bf  Shropshir  and  to  Vaulx 
of  North  Amptonshir.  Vaulx  part  syns  bought  by  Tregyon  of  Cornewaule," 
By  this  one  may  guess  what  a  stately  castle  this  formerly  was.  For  in  my 
time,  was  only  one  tower  of  the  castle  standing;  which  was  so  large,  that, 
if  the  other  seven  were  equal  to  it,  the  whole  being  must  be  of  a  prodigious 
magnitude.  But  I  fancy  this  was  the  body  of  the  whole,  for  there  is  not 
room  enough  about  it  for  so  great  a  pile ;  so  that  I  believe  the  eight  towers 
mentioned  by  Leland  were  only  turrets,  and  appendixes  to  this  principal 
part  I  wish  I  had  taken  a  draught  of  it  in  season  (as  I  often  intended)  ; 
for  this  too  was  pulled  down  in  or  about  the  year  1718,  by  Mr.  Grant;  who, 
having  obtained  leave  from  the  lord  to  do  it,  erected  several  houses  with 
the  materials  and  turned  it  to  a  little  town ;  to  which  ships  of  about  eighty 
or  one  hundred  tons  come  up,  and  supply  the  neighborhood  with  coal,  tim- 
ber, etc.,  as  the  barges  do  with  sand.  But,  since  the  writing  of  this,  I  am 
informed  that  six  of  the  eight  towers  were  standing  within  these  thirty  years  ; 
of  which  that  which  I  have  mentioned  was  the  biggest  and  loftiest,  as  being 
at  least  fifty  feet  in  height.    Thus  Tonkin." 

Whitaker  ascribes  the  site  of  this  castle  to  the  choice  of  the  Romans, 
who  placed  a  fort  there  to  command  the  lower  ford  of  the  Fal,  having  a  high 
precipice  on  each  side,  and  a  brook  which  joined  the  river,  beneath  it.  The 
trenches  of  the  later  fortress  built  here  are  still  visible. — (Castles  of  England, 
by  Sir  lames  D.  McKenzie.) 

"The  Castle  of  Tregoney  must  have  been  originally  erected  by  the 
earliest  Romans  and  have  been  afterwards  turned  into  a  modern  castle  by 
either  the  late  Romans  or  their  immediate  successors,  the  Britons.  It  would 
therefore  be  only  repaired  or  rebuilt  by  Henry  de  Pomeraye.*  He  was  son 
of  King  Henry  First's  daughter  and  old  enough  to  ask  favors  from  King 
Henry  himself,  for  his  town  of  Tregoney  could  never  have  been  active 
enough,  if  he  could  have  been  alive,  to  take  up  arms  for  King  John  against 
King  Richard  and  to  erect  and  rebuild  a  castle  at  Tregoney  in  his  favour. 
Henry  the  First  died  in  1135  and  Richard  succeeded  him  after  Henry  the 
Second  and  Stephen  in  1189.  The  Tregoney  Pomeroys  ended  in  a  female 
branch  under  the  reign  of  Elizabeth." — Polwhele. 

•Like  all  other  English  authorities  on  the  subject,  up  to  the  time  of  the  pub- 
lication of  "The  Victoria  History"  of  the  Counties  of  Devon,  Cornwall,  Dorset, 
and  Somerset,  etc.,  and  the  "Visitations  of  the  County  Devon,"  Polwhele 
makes  the  mistake  of  marrying  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy's  son  Joscelinus  or 
William  to  King  Henry's  daughter  instead  of  his  grandson  Henry  de  Pomeroy, 
as  given  in  a  supplemental  leaf  to  the  Pomeroy  pamphlet,  published  in  March, 
1909,  on  the  authority  of  the  two  publications  cited  in  this  note.  It  was 
Henry,  son  of  Joscelinus,  who  married  Rohesia,  daughter  of  Henry  I.,  and 
their  son  Henry,  who  was  of  the  fourth  generation,  who  took  up  arms  for 
John.  Those  old  English  authorities,  who  wrote  at  random,  have  caused 
great  confusion. 

IftBtory  of  tl|^  Pam^rog  iFamilg  90 

(From  "Castles  of  England,"  by  Sir  James  D.  McKenzie.) 

"On  a  high  eminence  over  the  river  Lynhar,  which  flows  into  the 
Hamoaze  near  Saltash,  stands  the  most  entire  of  all  the  ancient  castles  of 
Cornwall.  Leland  wrote :  'The  greaunt  and  auncient  Castelle  of  Tremer- 
toun  is  upon  a  Rokky  Hille ;  whereof  great  peaces  yet  stond,  and  especially 
the  Dungeon.  The  Ruines  now  serve  for  a  prison.  Great  Liberties  long 
to  this  Castelle.  The  Valletortes  were  of  great  Possession,  wer  owners, 
and  as  far  as  I  can  gather,  Builders  of  tliis  Castel.' 

"But  its  antiquity  is  probably  superior  to  this,  as  the  castle  appears  to 
have  been  erected  soon  after  the  conquest,  on  an  ancient  earthwork  fortress 
belonging  to  the  Saxon  Earls  of  Cornwall.  Here,  at  the  time  of  the  Domes- 
day Survey,  William,  Earl  of  Mortain  or  IMoreton  and  Cornwall,  half- 
nephew  of  the  Conqueror,  had  the  head  of  his  great  barony ;  but  on  the  con- 
fiscation of  his  possessions  the  Crown  retained  Trematon,  which  is  said  to 
have  been  bestowed  afterwards  on  a  native  British  prince.  From  him  it 
came  by  heiress  to  Reginald,  a  natural  son  of  Henry  I.,  and  by  their 
daughter  Ursula  to  Walter  de  Dunstanville,  Baron  of  Castlecombe,  Corn- 
wall, whose  issue  failing  it  passed  in  the  reign  of  Richard  I.,  by  marriage 
to  Reginald  de  Valletort,  whose  grandson  again  passed  Trematon,  by  his 
daughter  Eglina  (Johanna)  to  Sir  Henry  Pomeroy  of  Berry  Pomeroy, 
Devon.  His  grandson  made  over  the  property  to  King  Edward  HI.,  in  his 
eleventh  year,  and  on  the  investment  of  the  Black  Prince  as  Duke  of  Corn- 
wall, his  honor  and  castle  with  the  manor  were  granted  to  him  and  made  part 
of  the  Duchy  of  Cornwall,  in  which  it  still  remains. 

"The  Fortress,  as  we  see  it,  consists  of  a  large  oval  enclosure  of  stone 
curtain  wall,  six  feet  in  thickness  and  thirty  feet  high,  with  an  embattled 
parapet,  encircling  an  area  of  three-quarters  of  an  acre.  In  the  direction 
of  the  longer  axis  of  this  enciente,  in  the  northwest  corner,  is  a  lofty  and 
steep  artificial  mound,  on  the  top  of  which  stands  a  fine  Norman  shell  keep, 
oval  in  form  and  over  thirty  feet  high,  the  walls  of  which  are  ten  feet  thick, 
with  crenellated  parapet,  and  measure  twenty-four  yards  on  the  longest  and 
seventeen  on  the  least  diameter.  The  entrance  is  through  a  circular-headed 
doorway  at  the  top  of  the  mound,  which  is  surrounded  by  a  ditch  of  its  own. 
The  entrance  to  the  Castle  is  on  the  southwest,  under  a  square  gate-house 
having  a  gateway  with  three  arches  and  a  portcullis  groove,  with  a  guard- 
room over,  in  a  fair  state  of  repair.  Nothing  remains  of  the  lodgings  and 
buildings  within  the  enclosure,  nor  of  those  within  the  keep,  which  were 
built  against  the  wall,  as  at  Lincoln,  without  any  exterior  lights.  On  the 
north  is  a  postern,  and  other  buildings  stood  thereabouts.  A  deep  ditch 
surrounds  the  whole  fortress." 
(From  "The  Ancient  Castles  of  England  and  Wales,"  engraved  by  William 


"The  Dukes  and  Earls  of  Cornwall,  before  their  almost  regal  power 
became  annexed  to  the  English  crown,  possessed  four  principal  residences 
in  this  county,  namely,  the  Castles  of  Tremeton,  Launceston,  Restormel 
and  Liskard.  The  first  of  these  fortresses,  although  the  time  of  its  erection 
and  its  builder  are  equally  unknown,  is  yet  supposed  to  have  existed  pre- 

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viously  to  the  time  of  the  Norman  invasion,  when  William  I.  bestowed 
the  County  of  Cornwall  upon  his  brother,  Robert,  Earl  of  Morton  in  Nor- 
mandy, dispossessing  Condor,  Cadocus  or  Candorus,  the  last  of  the  British 
lords  of  it. 

"Carew,  in  his  very  interesting  survey  of  Cornwall,  edited  by  Lord 
de  Dunstanville,  states  that  in  the  chancel  of  St.  Stephen's  church,  which 
belonged  to  the  castle,  there  was  dug  up  a  leaden  coffin,  which  being  opened 
showed  the  proportions  of  a  very  big  man,  that  fell  into  dust  immediately 
it  was  touched.  An  inscription  upon  the  lead  stated  that  it  was  the  body  of 
a  Duke,  whose  heir  was  married  to  the  Prince.  Carew  conjectures  that  it 
was  Ogerius,  Duke  of  Cornwall,  A.  D.  959,  because  his  daughter,  Elfrida, 
was  married  to  Edgar,  King  of  England;  but  Borlaise,  in  his  Antiquities 
of  Cornwall,  supposes  that,  as  Wilham  of  Malmsbury  says,  Ogerius  was 
buried  at  Tavistock  Abbey,  the  body  to  have  been  that  Cadocus,  son  of 
Cadorus  above  mentioned,  whose  only  daughter  and  heir,  Agnes,  was 
married  to  Reginald  Fitz-Henry,  the  natural  son  of  King  Henry  I. 

"In  the  Domesday  Survey  the  manor  of  Treraaton  is  called  Tremetone ; 
the  castle  is  mentioned,  and  the  possessor  was  William.  Earl  of  Cornwall 
and  Morton,  the  son  of  Robert.  The  Exeter  Domesday  also  makes  it 
Tremetona,  and  states  that  Reginald  de  Valletort  held  both  the  county 
and  the  castle  for  Earl  Robert;  hence,  Leiand  erroneously  imagined  in  his 
itinerary,  that  the  Valletorts  were  the  builders  of  the  fortress.  In  the  year 
1104,  the  whole  of  the  estates  of  William.  Earl  of  Cornwall  and  Morton, 
passed  by  attainder  to  the  crown ;  and  it  is  then  supposed  that  Cadocus 
was  restored  to  the  ancient  possessions  of  his  family,  and  resided  and  died 
at  Tremeton  Castle. 

"Reginald  Fitz-Henry  already  mentioned,  was  the  next  Earl  of  Corn- 
wall and  from  him  the  lordship  of  Trematon  passed  to  his  daughter  and 
co-heiress,  Ursula,  and  upon  failure  of  male  issue  it  again  became  the 
possession  of  Reginald  de  Valletort,  who  held  fifty-nine  knights'  fees 
appertaining  to  the  honor  of  Trematon  in  the  reign  of  Richard  I.  John 
de  Valletort  to  whom  Trematon  next  reverted,  had  a  son  Reginald  or  Roger, 
the  last  male  heir  of.  that  family,  who  gave  the  honour  and  castle  to  Richard, 
Earl  of  Cornwall  and  King  of  the  Romans.  In  1305  Sir  Henry  de  la 
Pomeroy  claimed  a  m.oiety  of  the  manor  of  Trematon  and  of  fifty-eight 
knights'  fees  in  Cornwall  and  Devon  as  coheir  of  Roger  de  Valletort;  and 
suit  was  renewed  by  his  son,  Henry,  in  1315,  and  in  1338  Sir  Henry 
Pomeroy,  Knight,  released  by  a  deed  bearing  date  15th  February,  the 
honour  and  manor  of  Trematon  to  Edward  the  Black  Prince,  then  Duke 
of  Cornwall,  for  an  annuity  of  i40,  payable  to  him  and  his  heirs  from  the 
(From  "History  of  Cornwall"  by  Rev.  R.  Pohwele,  1803.) 

"Tremeton  Castle  occupies  the  summit  of  a  high  hill,  at  a  small  dis- 
tance to  the  west  of  St.  Stephens.  The  remains  of  this  once  formidable 
structure  are  still  very  considerable,  and  when  seen  from  the  east  have 
an  aspect  of  great  boldness  and  grandeur.  The  view  from  the  ramparts 
commands  a  fine  prospect  of  the  Hamoaze  dock,  Mount  Edgecumbe  and 
Maker  Heights.  A  branch  of  the  Lynnes  creek  flows  near  the  foot  of  the 

"It  appears  by  Domesday  that  William,  Earl  of  Moreton  and  Corn- 
wall, had  here  his  castle  and  market  and  resided  here;  but  we  are  not 
to  suppose  that  this  William  or  his  father  Robert  were  the  builders  of  all 
the  castles  which  they  possest.  For  when  the  Conqueror  came  in,  Condorus, 
the  last  Earl  of  Cornwall  of  British  blood,  descended  from  a  long  line  of 
ancestors,  sometimes  called  kings,  sometimes  dukes,  and  earls  of  Cornwall. 
was  displaced  and  his  lands  as  well  as  honors  given  to  Robert,  Earl  of 
Moreton;  and  where  the  residence  of  those  ancient  earls  of  Cornwall  was, 
there  surely  he  settled  his  court,  as  at  Lanceston,  Tintagel  and  Tremeton. 

"Under  Robert,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  it  appears  by  the  Exeter  Domes- 
day, that  Reginald  de  Valletorta  held  the  Castle  of  Tremeton,  but  the 
inheritance  came  to  William,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  from  whom  it  passed  by  at- 
tainder to  the  Crown  with  his  other  lands  and  dignities ;  when,  as  some  think, 
Cadoc,  son  of  Condorus,  was  restored  to  the  earldom  of  Cornwall,  and  lived 
and  died  at  the  Castle  of  Tremeton,  leaving  one  only  daughter  and  heir, 
Agnes,  married  to  Reginald  Fitz-Henry,  natural  son  to  Henry  I.  From  him 
this  lordship  of  Tremeton  came  with  one  of  his  daughters  (Ursula)  to  Walter 
Dunstanville,  baron  of  Castlecombe  in  Cornwall,  whose  issue  male  faihng, 
it  went  with  a  daughter  and  heir  (Hawise)  to  Reginald  de  Valletorta  (temp. 
Richard  L),  who  had  fifty-nine  knights'  fees  belonging  to  the  honour  of 

"His  son,  John  de  Valletorta,  had  issue,  Roger  (by  others  called 
Reginald),  who  having  only  two  daughters,  Eglina  (Johanna)  married 
to  Henry  de  Pomeroy  of  Berry  Pomeroy  in  Devon,  and  of  Tregoney  in 
Cornwall,  and  Jane,  married  to  Sir  Alexander  Okeston,  knight,  settled  this 
lordship  of  Trematon  on  Sir  Henry  Pomeroy,  Knight,  his  grandson  by  his 
eldest  daughter,  Eglina;  and  this  Sir  Henry  Pomeroy  or  a  son  of  the  same 
name  and  title,  as  is  more  likely,  by  his  deed  bearing  date  the  11th  of 
Edward  the  Third,  released  to  Edward  the  Black  Prince  (then  created  Duke 
of  Cornwall)  his  right  and  claim  to  the  honour,  castle  and  manor  of 
Tremeton.  It  then  became  as  it  was  most  anciently,  a  part  of  the  Duchy 
of  Cornwall,  and  so  it  still  continues.    *    *    *    * 

"There  was  also  a  market,  says  Domesday,  which  the  Earl  had  at  hi? 
Castle  of  Tremeton,  and  it  was  in  existence  originally,  as  the  site  of  the 
royal  house  was  not  altered  at  Tremeton,  neither  was  the  position  of  its 
market  changed.  It  was  originally  on  the  site  of  Saltash,  a  little  distance 
from  the  castle,  outside  of  the  park  and  upon  the  hill  declining  to  the  Tamar, 
and  took  the  name  of  Villa  de  Esse."  (Also  spelled  Tremerton,  Tremington, 
Tamarton  and  Tumaton.) 

(From  "Other  Famous  Homes  of  Great  Britain,"  G.  P.  Putnam's  Sons.) 
The  town  of  Saltash,  on  the  Tamar,  one  of  the  principal  entrances  to 
Cornwall  County,  presents  a  poor  appearance,  the  streets  being  narrow 
and  indifferently  built.  It  is  on  the  side  of  a  steep  hill,  founded  on  a 
solid  rock,  and  the  buildings  are  of  the  native  stone.  The  inhabitants  are 
chiefly  fishermen,  or  dock-men  working  at  Plymouth. 

Saltash  was  originally  constituted  a  borough  by  the  immediate  ancestors 
of  Reginald  de  Valletort,  who  was  lord  of  the  manor  of  the  honor  of 
Tumaton,  within  which  the  town  is  situated,  in  the  reigns  of  King  John 

93  JUra^ott^u  nnh  ®rrmaton  Qlaatba 

and  Henry  III.  The  remains  of  the  once  formidable  Castle  of  Tumaton, 
which  was  erected  before  the  Conquest,  are  on  the  summit  of  a  lofty  hill, 
a  mile  to  the  west  of  Saltash,  on  the  Lynher  Creek,  which  falls  into  the 

The  Castle  of  Tumaton  and  its  appendages  were  sold  by  the  last  heir 
of  the  family  of  De  Valletort  to  Richard,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  brother  to  Henry 
HI.,  these  estates  being  afterwards  vested  in  the  Crown,  were  by  Edward 
ni.,  made  part  of  the  Duchy  of  Cornwall,  to  which  Saltash  is  still  attached. 

Trematon  Castle  occupies  the  summit  of  a  high  hill,  to  the  west  of 
St.  Stephens.  The  remains  of  this  once  formidable  structure  are  still  very 
considerable,  and  when  seen  from  the  east,  have  an  aspect  of  great  bold- 
ness and  grandeur. 

From  some  points  the  tufted  scenery  which  surrounds  it,  and  the 
encircling  ivy,  which  envelopes  its  battlements,  give  it  an  air  of  picturesque 
beauty.  The  area  enclosed  by  the  outer  walls,  which  are  about  six  feet 
thick,  is  nearly  circular,  and  contains  somewhat  more  than  an  acre  of 
ground.  The  walls  are  embattled  and  are  in  many  parts  still  perfect,  tho' 
several  massive  fragments  have  fallen  into  the  deep  ditch  which  surrounds 
the  whole  fortress,  excepting  at  the  gateway.  This  is  in  good  preservation. 
The  entrance  is  under  a  square  tower,  supported  by  three  strong  arches, 
between  which  are  the  grooves  for  the  portcullisses.  This  leads  into  the 

At  the  northwest  comer  stands  the  keep,  consisting  of  a  conical  mount, 
considerably  elevated,  with  a  wall  on  its  summit  ten  feet  in  thickness,  and 
rather  more  than  three  times  as  high.  The  space  enclosed  is  of  an  oval 
form,  measuring  about  seventeen  by  twenty-four  yards.  This  is  now  a 
kitchen  garden  but  was  originally  distributed  into  apartments,  which  must 
have  been  wholly  lighted  from  the  top,  as  the  wall  of  the  keep  does  not  con- 
tain any  windows.  The  entrance  was  by  a  round-arched  doorway  opening 
towards  the  west.  On  the  north  was  a  sally-port,  and  probably  some 
buildings,  the  surface  of  the  ground  being  in  this  part  very  uneven. 

The  view  from  the  ramparts  commands  a  fine  prospect  of  the  Hamoaze, 
Dock,  Mt.  Edgcumb,  and  Maker  Heights.  A  branch  of  the  Lynher  Creek 
flows  near  the  foot  of  the  hill. 

The  castle  was  erected  before  the  Conquest,  and  was  the  head  of  a 
barony  belonging  to  the  ancient  Dukes  of  Cornwall.  The  Conqueror 
bestowed  it  upon  his  half-brother,  Robert,  Earl  of  Aloreton  and  Cornwall, 
on  the  attainder  of  whose  son  William,  his  successor,  it  reverted  to  the 
Crown,  and  was  afterwards,  according  to  some  authors,  restored  to  Cadoc, 
a  British  Prince,  who  was  reinstated  in  the  earldom  of  Cornwall.  His 
daughter  and  heiress  conveyed  it  by  marriage  to  Reginald  Fitz-Henry, 
natural  son  of  Henry  I.,  and  their  daughter  to  Walter  de  Dunstanville, 
whose  male  issue  failing,  it  went  by  marriage  to  Reginald  de  Valletort, 
and  was  afterwards,  as  mentioned  in  the  account  of  Saltash,  made  part  of 
the  Duchy  of  Cornwall. 

litfitur^  of  tl|?  J^om^rog  iFamtlg  100 

(Hastle  of  ^amt  iGirttarrs  iHount 

"St.  Michael's  Mount  is  an  isolated  granite  crag  in  the  parish  of  St. 
Hilary,  195  feet  high  and  five  furlongs  in  circumference,  standing  in  Mount's 
Bay,  east  of  Penzance.  In  1080  the  honours  of  Alverton,  Penzance, 
passed  from  the  Earls  of  Cornwall  to  the  Pomerays.  It  is  said  to  have  been 
cut  off  from  the  main  land  by  a  mighty  inundation  in  1099,  and  now  is 
joined  to  the  shore  only  by  a  low  causeway,  560  yards  long  of  land,  which 
is  covered  by  the  tide  sixteen  of  the  twenty-four  hours : 

"Who  knows  not  Michael's  Mount  and  chair,  the  Pilgrim's  holy  vaunt; 
Both  land  and  island  twice  a  day,  fort  and  port  of  haunt?" 

"The  earliest  record  of  the  Mount  is  that  of  Diodorus,  the  Sicilian 
historian,  50  B.  C,  who  mentions  it  under  the  name  of  "Iktis,"  as  the  place 
where  the  Phoenicians  came  to  buy  tin,  and  describes  it  as  an  island  ad- 
joining Britain,  where  at  low  tide  the  intervening  space  is  left  dry,  over 
which  the  miners  carry  the  tin  in  carts. 

"The  first  historical  document  referring  to  Saint  Michael's  Mount 
is  a  charter  of  King  Edward  the  Confessor,  about  1053  A.  D.,  wherein 
he  gives  the  Abbey  of  St.  Michael's  Mount  for  the  use  of  the  brethren 
serving  God  in  that  place.  After  the  conquest  of  England.  Robert  Earl  of 
Mortain,  half-brother  of  William  the  Conqueror,  was  made  Earl  of  Corn- 
wall, and  he  made  a  fresh  grant  of  the  Mount  to  the  Norman  Abbey  by 
a  charter.  For  700  years  the  Mount  had  retained  its  purely  ecclesiastical 
character,  but  in  1194  it  began  a  military  career  under  the  following 
circumstances : 

"While  Richard  I.  was  crusading  in  Palestine,  Sir  Henry  de  la 
Pomeray  (fourth  generation  in  England),  a  man  of  large  possessions  in  the 
Counties  of  Devon  and  Cornwall,  espoused  the  cause  of  his  brother  John, 
Earl  of  Cornwall.  When  King  Richard  returned  and  learned  of  the  con- 
spiracy of  Pomeray,  he  sent  a  sergeant-at-arms  to  his  Castle  of  Berry 
Pomeroy,  who  there  received  kind  entertainment  for  certain  days  together, 
and  at  his  move  to  depart  was  gratified  with  a  liberal  purse.  In  counter- 
change  thereof,  he  then  and  no  sooner,  revealed  his  long  concealed  errand 
and  flatly  arrested  his  host,  to  make  his  immediate  appearance  before  the 
King,  to  answer  a  capital  crime,  which  unexpected  and  ill-carried  message 
the  gentleman  took  in  such  despite  that  with  his  dagger  he  stabbed  the 
messenger  to  the  heart. 

"Then,  despairing  of  pardon  in  so  superlative  an  offense,  he  abandoned 
his  castle  and  got  himself  to  the  Island  of  Mount  Saint  ^Michael,  and  seized 
and  fortified  the  Castle.  Here  he  bequeathed  a  large  portion  of  his  land  to 
the  religious  people  dwelling  there ;  and  lastly  that  the  remainder  of  his 
estate  might  descend  to  his  heirs,  he  caused  himself  to  be  let  blood  unto 
death."—  Worthies  of  England;  by  Thomas  Fuller;  title,  "Memorable  Per- 

Concerning  the  episode  of  Saint  Michael's  Mount,  another  authority 
says:  "St.  Michael's  Mount  was  held  by  the  Benedictine  Monks  until  1194, 
when  the  country  being  in  great  confusion  by  the  absence  of  King  Richard 
in  Palestine,   (born  1157;  crowned   1189;  imprisoned   1192-1194  by  Leo- 







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paldus.  Duke  of  Austria;  died  1199),  Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy,  a  Devon- 
shire Baron,  having  been  summoned  to  attend  the  King's  court  for  some 
conspiracy,  killed  the  sergeant-at-arms  and  took  refuge  in  the  monastery; 
but  the  monks  being  unable  to  screen  him,  he  drove  them  all  out,  fortified 
the  rocks  and  sides,  where  he  defended  himself  till  the  accession  of  John, 
when  making  his  peace  with  that  monarch,  he  was  forgiven  and  restored  to 
his  paternal  estates." 

Another  version  of  the  incident  is  briefly  stated  in  "Murray's  Hand- 
Book  of  Cornwall,"  page  194:  "The  military  annals  of  the  Mount  (St. 
Michael's)  commence  with  King  Richard's  captivity,  when  Henry  de  la 
Pomeroy  gained  possession  of  the  place  and  reduced  it  to  the  service  of 
King  John,  who  was  aspiring  to  his  brother's  throne.  Upon  the  return 
of  the  King,  however,  the  garrison  surrendered,  and  according  to  tradi- 
tion, Pomeroy  caused  himself  to  be  bled  to  death,  that  his  estates  might 
not  be  lost  to  his  heirs  should  he  be  convicted  of  treason." 

King  Richard  then  put  a  garrison  into  "Pomeroy's  Fort,"  as  it  was 
called,  and  it  continued  to  be  regarded  as  a  fortress  and  to  be  occupied 
by  a  garrison  for  nearly  500  years.  It  was  still,  however,  used  as  a  mon- 
astery as  well  as  a  fort  In  1290,  Edmund,  Earl  of  Cornwall,  recites  and 
confirms  certain  grants  of  land  and  money  made  to  the  Mount  by  Richard, 
Earl  of  Cornwall  and  King  of  the  Romans. 

Since  its  first  seizure,  by  Sir  Henry  de  la  Pomeray,  the  Fortress 
of  Mt.  St.  Michael  has  been  at  intervals  connected  with  descendants  or 
kinsmen  of  that  Baron.  In  1470,  after  the  battle  of  Bamet,  John  de  Vere,* 
Earl  of  Oxford,  who  had  fought  for  Henry  VI.,  fled  to  the  Mount  St. 
Michael,  and  disguising  themselves  as  pilgrims,  he  and  his  followers  ob- 
tained access  to  the  Castle,  when  they  overpowered  the  garrison  and  estab- 
lished themselves  in  the  stronghold.  King  Edward  IV.  ordered  the  Sherift' 
of  Cornwall,  Sir  John  Arundel  of  Trerice,  to  turn  them  out,  but  he  was 
repulsed  and  killed.  De  Vere  surrendered  February  15,  1471,  on  condition 
that  he  and  his  adherents  should  be  pardoned  and  granted  their  liberty 
and  estates.  However,  the  King  imprisoned  him  in  the  Castle  of  Hammes 
in  Normandy,  where  he  remained  for  many  years,  until  he  managed  to 
escape.  He  then  accompanied  the  Earl  of  Richmond  (Henry  VII.)  to 
England,  and  was  slain  at  the  Battle  of  Bosworth  in  1485. 

"In  1539,  the  government  and  revenues  of  the  Mount  were  given  by 
King  Henry  VIIL,  to  Sir  Humphrey  Arundel  of  Lanherne.  In  the  re- 
bellion of  1549,  however,  Arundel  put  himself  at  the  head  of  the  insurgents.? 
He  was  defeated  by  Lord  Russell  in  front  of  Exeter,  and  executed  in  the 
Tower  of  London. 

"The  Mount  passed  in  1628  to  Robert,  Earl  of  Salisbury,  for  £3114. 
His  son  and  successor,  William,  sold  it  to  Francis  Bassettt  of  Tehidig  in 
1640,  by  whom  it  was  fortified  and  garrisoned  in  1642  for  King  Charles  I. 

•This  Henry's  son  Henry  married  Alicia  de  Vere,  an  ancient  kinswoman 
of  the  Earl. 

•fSir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy,  sixteenth  generation,  was  involved  in  this 
insurrection   with    Sir   Humphrey   Arundel,    and    his   estates   were   confiscated. 

XA  kinsman  of  John  Coker,  whose  daughter,  Eleanor,  married  Richard 
Pomeroy,  fifteenth  generation. 


gtgtorii  of  tl|g  j^omgrog  3FamUg 

"In  1657  the  jMount  was  sold  by  the  Basset  family  to  John  St-  Aubyn* 
of  Clowan^e  near  Camborne,  in  Cornwall.  This  ends  the  military  his- 
torv  of  the  M^unt  St.  Michael,  which  has  not  been  garrisoned  since  the 
reSoration  S°nce  that  time  it  has  remained  in  the  St.  Aubyn  family  for 
e^ht  fenerations  On  the  main  shore,  facing  the  Mount,  is  a  vf  ge  con- 
Sninl  about  eighty  inhabitants.' -"O^/z.r  Famous  Homes  of  Great  Bntam, 
by  Hon.  John  St.  Aubyn. 

«    *    *    The  deer  park  existed  long  before  the  House  and  dates  from 
the  reign  of  Henry  VHL,  when  Sir  Pierst  Edgcumbe  obtained  a  royal 

'"'"'d'rdTou^^^^^  traces  his   descent  and  derives  his   second 

title  frS^  the  Valletorts  of  Trematon  Castle,  who  were  lords  of  the  manor 
at"^  h'/tll^e  of  The  Domesday  Survey,  and  from  -horn  ^hedistnct  around 
Mount  Edgcumbe  still  retains  the  general  name  of  The  Tithmg  ot 
Valter^home;^^  Edgaimbe,  made  Knight  of  the  Bath  by  Henry  VH.,  in 
1489  bv  his  marriage  with  Joan  Durnford,  acquired  this  estate,  and  his  son 
Sir  Richard  kni-hted  1537,  built  Mount  Edgcumbe  House  in  the  first 
y"ar   of   Queen  1553."-' 'Famous  Homes   of   Great   BrUmn/'    by 

Lady  Ernestine  Edgcumbe. 

(From   the   "Parish   Church   of  St.   Andrews,   Shalford,"   England.     By 

Florence  F.  Law.    The  Vicarage,  Shalford,    1898.) 

"Alberic  (Aubrey)  de  Vere  came  over  with  the  Conqueror,  and  was 
rewarded  with  fourteen  lordships  in  Essex  and  thirteen  in  other  counties 
TlTe  lordsWp  of  Hedingham  belonged  in  the  Confessor's  time  to  a  great 

Saxon  noble  named  UUunine,  or  Ulfwin  but  °/,™l^X',  ^f  ^ /iXj; 
mandy  conquering  the  country  he  gave  the  lordship  o  A  bene  or  Aubrey 
Severe  one  of  his  generals,  as  a  reward  for  his  ser^nces  m  the  overthrow 
ti  Harold,  and  the  ^establishing  of  the  Norman  power.  This  Alberic  is 
supposed  to  have  taken  his  surname  from  Ver  or  Vere,  a  town  in  Zea  and^ 
where  his  family  had  estates.  His  wife  was  Beatrix,  a  niece  of  William 
I  Alberic  de  Vere  undoubtedly  sprung  from  a  long  line  of  brave  and 
worthv  persons,  and  was  an  important  man  m  his  time.  ,  ^.  ^  _ 
"The  genealogy  of  the  De  Veres,  quoted  by  Leland.  reaches  Verus,  so 
named  from  his  true  dealing,  and  baptized  Marcellus  A.  D.  41,  from 
whose  second  son  descended  Miles  de  Vere,  Duke  ot  Angiers  and  Metz 
brother-in-law  of  Charlemagne.  He  married  a  daughter  of  Desidenus, 
the  deposed  King  of  the  Lombards,  about  774  A.  D. 

^e  was  a  descendant  of  the  family  of  Sir  John  St.  Aubyn,  who  married 
Johanna  ChudlelS!  daughter  of  Sir  James  Chudleigh  of  Ashton.  and  Johanna 
Pomeroy,  twelfth  generation.  ^,  i^a 

tSir  Thomas  Pomeroy  de  Berry  Pomeroy,  sixteenth  generation,  married 
his  daughter  Jane. 

J03  Aubrey  br  Vtrt  -  i^gbtngimm  Olastlg 

"What  can  be  said  of  but  few  others,  his  posterity  flourished  here  after 
the  conquest  for  630  vears  in  great  riches,  honor  and  power.  He  was 
ancestor  of  twenty  Earls  of  the  surname  and  family,  'a  circumstarice  says 
Morant,  'attending,  as  far  as  we  can  remember,  no  other  British  noble  family 

"Besides  the  great  office  of  Lord  High  Chamberlain,  and  the  Earldom 
of  Oxford,  hereditary  dignities  in  the  family,  some  of  the  De  Veres  dis- 
charged the  offices  of  Portreeve  of  London,  Chief  Justice,  Lord  Chancellor, 
Lord  High  Admiral,  Lord  High  Steward,  and  Constable  of  England.    The 
family  were  noted  for  their  piety,  and  for  their  immense  nches.      ihey 
founded  and  endowed  the  priories  of  Earls  Colne,  Castle  Hedmgham,  and 
Hatfield  Broad  Oak  in  this  county,  and  others  in  Kent  and  Cambridgeshire. 
"Alberic  de  Vere,  the  first  of  the  name  in  England,  took  the  habit 
of  a  monk,  and  was  buried  at  Earls  Colne.    His  eldest  son,  Alberic,  was  in 
favor  of  Henrv  L,  who  made  him  Great   Chamberlain   of  England   and 
Chief  Justice.    In  1140  he  was  sheriff  for  Essex  and  several  other  counties, 
and  was  killed  that  vear  in  a  rabble  in  London.    Alberic  de  Vere,  the  third 
of  the  name,  was  so  considerable  a  person,  that  Queen  Maud  gave  him  the 
office   of   Chamberlain,   with   additional   Knights'    fees    and   other   honors. 
She  also  granted  him  the  tower  and  castle  of  Colchester,  and  gave  him  his 
choice  of  earldoms  of  Oxfordshire,  Berkshire,  Wiltshire,  or  Dorsetshire 
Henr>'  U.    confirmed  all  these  grants  to  Alberic,  and  constituted  him  Earl 
of  Oxford.     This  Alberic,  First  Earl  of  Oxford,  died  in  1194.     A  fourth. 
Alberic  de  Vere  became   second  Earl  of  Oxford,  and  was   succeeded  m 
1214  by  Robert  de  Vere,  Third  Earl  of  Oxford,  who  was  brother  to  the 
second  and  therefore  son  of  the  first  Earl.     He  was  one  of  the  twenty-five 
Barons  to   enforce   the   Magna   Charta.     His   daughter,   Alicia   de   Vere, 
married  Henry  de  la  Pomerai,  who  had  livery  of  his  lands  in  Devon  and 
Cornwall  6  Richard  L,  as  son  of  Henry  de  Pomeroy  and  Matilda  de  Vitrie, 
and  whose  son  Henry  was  Governor  of  Exeter  Castle,  12  to  16  John,  and 
High  Sheriff  of  Devon,  6  Henry  IH. 

"Hugh  de  Vere.  the  Fourth  Earl,  son  of  Robert,  founded  a  hospital 
outside  the  castle  gate.  The  chroniclers  of  the  time  say  that  while  this 
Earl  was  fighting  in  the  crusades  in  the  Holy  Land,  a  star  fell  from 
heaven  on  his  shield,  or  on  his  lance's  point,  and  a  mullet  or  five-pointed 
star  was  ever  after  emblazoned  on  the  De  Vere  arms.  Robert  De  Vere, 
sumamed  The  Good,  sixth  Earl,  and  grandson  of  Hugh,  succeeded  his 
father  in  1295,  and  was  himself  succeeded  in  1331  by  John  de  Vere,  seventh 
Earl ;  and,  as  showing  the  immense  riches  of  this  family,  we  give  an  abstract 
of  the  inquest  taken  at  his  death.  This  lord  had  to  the  amount  of  fifty 
knights'  fees  in  Essex,  eighteen  in  Suffolk,  nineteen  in  Cambridgeshire,  and 
seven  in  Huntingdonshire.  Each  of  these  was  then  valued  at  100  shillings, 
and  considering  the  difference  between  the  value  of  money  then  and  now, 
we  can  judge  of  their  great  wealth.  They  had  at  one  time  seventy  knights' 
fees  in  Essex  alone,  besides  their  personal  estate.  Their  ornaments  por- 
trayed on  the  tombs  of  Hedingham  and  Colne  show  their  extraordinary 
splendor.  Thomas  de  Vere,  son  of  John,  the  eighth  Earl,  died  vested  of 
the  estate  of  Castle  Hedingham  in  1370." 

l^tHtorg  of  tl|?  J^nut^rng  Jamtlg  104 

(The  account  continues  on  through  each  earl  to  1702,  when  the  title 
expired  with  the  twentieth  earl.) 

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Conipton  Castle,  ^Marldon,  so  closely  concerned  with  the  history  and 
fall  of  Berry  Pomeroy,  was  situate  about  three  miles  distant,  and  five  miles 
from  Torquay.  It  was  once  a  strongly  '  fortified  dwelling,  but  recently 
occupied  as  a  farm  house.  It  has  been  the  home  of  many  illustrious  per- 
sonages, and  within  its  walls  have  many  a  festal  scene  been  witnessed. 
William  the  Conqueror  bestowed  the  manor  on  the  Norman  knight  Judhael 
de  Totneis,  and  in  the  reign  of  Henry  II.,  it  belonged  to  Maurice  de  la  Pole, 
after  having  passed  through  the  possession  of  the  Tracy  and  Braose  families, 
and  later  that  of  Geoffrey  de  Camville,  whose  daughter  Alicia  married 
Henry  de  Pomeroy,  ninth  in  descent  from  Sir  Ralph.  Afterwards  seven 
successive  generations  of  the  Comptons  occupied  it.  Subsequently  it 
passed  into  the  hands  of  the  Gilberts,  whose  family  has  earned  renown 
by  the  discovery  and  colonization  of  Newfoundland  by  Sir  Humphrey 
Pomeroy  Gilbert,  of  whom  Sir  Walter  Raleigh  was  a  half-brother.  Both 
these  distinguished  individuals  resided  here  at  one  time,  and  doubtless 
walked  and  talked  of  their  enterprises  in  the  old  garden  in  the  rear.  The 
chapel,  with  the  priest's  room  over,  still  remains  in  a  fair  state  of  preser- 
vation. The  whole  fortress,  as  has  been  stated,  was  strongly  fortified, 
and  there  was  a  subterranean  passage  by  which  the  garrison  in  time  of  need 
could  make  their  escape. 

Concerning  the  colonization  of  Newfoundland,  the  following  letter 
was  sent  by  Sir  Walter  Raleigh  to  his  step-brother.  Sir  Humphrey  Pomeroy 
Gilbert,  on  the  eve  of  his  departure  from  Plymouth,  England,  his  fleet  of 
five  small  vessels  being  assembled  at  Cawsand  Bay,  to  colonize  New- 
Foundland,  in  1538 : 

"Brother: — I  have  sent  you  a  token  from  Her  Majesty,  an  anchor 
guided  by  a  lady,  as  you  see.  And  further.  Her  Highness  willed  me  to 
send  you  word  that  she  wisheth  you  a  great  good  hap  and  safety  to  your 
ships  as  if  she  was  there  in  person,  desiring  you  to  have  a  care  of  yourself, 
as  of  that  which  she  tendereth;  and,  therefore,  for  her  sake  you  must  pro- 
vide for  it  accordingly.  Furthermore,  she  commandeth  that  you  leave  your 
picture  with  her.  For  the  rest  I  leave  till  our  meeting,  or  to  the  report 
of  the  bearer,  who  would  needs  be  the  messenger  of  this  good  news.  So 
I  commit  you  to  the  will  and  protection  of  God,  who  sends  us  such  life 
and  death  as  He  shall  please,  or  hath  appointed. 

"Richmond,  this  Friday  morning. 

"Your  true  brother, 

"W.  Raleigh." 

The  original  of  this  letter  was  a  few  years  since  in  the  possession 
of  Mr.  Pomeroy  Gilbert,  Fort-major  of  Dartmouth,  a  descendant  of  the 
Admiral.  At  the  present  time  the  Annalist  cannot  resolve  this  combination 
of  names,  although  it  is  possible  that  it  comes  about  by  the  marriage  of 
Agnes  Pomeroy,  daughter  of  Sir  Henry  Pomeroy  and  Alice  Raleigh, 
about  1496,  to  Humphrey  Gilbert.  Again  there  was  an  intermarriage  be- 
fore 1602  between  Grace  Pomeroy  and  John  Gilbert,  and  on  February  24, 


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1679-80,  Joan  Pomeroy,  daughter  of  Roger  Pomeroy  and  Joan  Wills,  mar- 
ried Humphrey  Gilbert  of  Compton,  which  would  account  for  the  ancestry 
of  Major  Pomeroy  Gilbert.  In  this  connection  the  illustration  of  Compton 
Castle,  the  Devonshire  home  of  the  Guilberts,  will  prove  interesting,  espec- 
ially as  it  was  connected  with  the  Castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy  by  means  of  a 
long  and  deep  tunnel,  which  perhaps  was  one  of  the  causes  which  led  to 
the  capture  of  the  Pomeroy  stronghold. 

iKnrnlUip  OJastle 

Nichols,  Topographist  and  Genealogist,  says:  "Francis  Drew,  the 
second  of  that  name  in  the  Irish  line,  and  the  son  of  John  and  Margaret 
Drew,  suflFered  great  losses  during  the  war  previous  to  the  revolution.  His 
place  at  Kilwiny,  county  of  Waterford,  was  laid  waste  by  King  James' 
army  and  the  house  burnt.  He  served  at  the  battle  of  Angheim  and  at  the 
sieges  of  Athone,  Galway  and  Limerick  in  King  William's  army.  He 
was  a  devoted  Protestant  and  his  remains  were  interred  under  his  own  seat 
in  the  church  of  the  Castle  in  Ireland. 

"His  wife  was  Rebecca  Pomeroy,  a  descendant  of  Henry  de  la  Pomeroy 
of  Bery  Pomeroy,  who  married  a  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.,  sister  of 
Reginald,  Earl  of  Cornwall.  Rebecca  (Pomeroy)  Drew  outlived  her  husband 
many  years,  and  with  wonderful  resolution  protected  herself  at  MocoUop 
Castle  though  surrounded  by  Irish  enemies.  She  could  use  guns  and  pistols 
as  dexterously  as  anybody  and  always  kept  them  loaded  in  her  bedroom. 
Her  powder-horn  was  extant  a  few  years  ago.  She  told  James,  the  second 
Lord  Chancellor,  in  his  own  court,  that  if  she  had  him  at  Mocollop  Castle 
she  would  have  him  coursed  like  a  rabbit.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Samuel 
Pomeroy  of  Berie  Pomeroy,  in  Devonshire,  near  Totnes." — (From  Burke's 
"Dictionary  of  Landed  Gentry") 

"The  Irish  branch  (of  the  Drewe  family)  resident  for  so  many  genera- 
tions at  Mocollop  Castle,  county  Waterford,  descends  through  the  heiress 
of  Pomeroy,  from  King  Henry  I." 

Haddon  Hall,  the  home  of  the  Peverells,  the  Avenells,  and  finally 
carried  by  daughters  to  Sir  Richard  de  Vernon  and  Allen  Basset,  with  a 
moiety  of  the  manor  held  by  Matilda  de  Camville,  (Warine  or  William 
de  Vernon  being  the  father  of  Richard),  is  situated  in  the  parish  of  Bake- 
well,  Derbyshire.  This  appears  from  the  survey  of  Derbyshire  contained 
in  the  Domesday  Book,  after  William  had  extended  his  sovereign  author- 
ity over  the  whole  kingdom,  and  was  one  of  the  royal  manors,  held  by  King 
Edward  (^the  Confessor).  The  manor  of  Bakewell  was  given  by  William 
I.,  to  his  natural  son,  William  Peverell,  on  whom  he  had  previously  be- 
stowed very  extensive  domains,  between  1081  and  1087.  The  individual 
who,  through  the  bounty  of  his  father  thus  became  one  of  the  great  barons 
and  chief  landed  proprietors  of  the  country,  living  at  a  time  when  surnames 
were  becoming  common  among  the  Normans,  adopted  that  of  the  family 
into  which  after  his  birth  his  mother  had  married.  His  mother  was  Maud, 
daughter  of  Ingelric,  (founder  of  the  Collegiate  Church  of  St.  Martins  le 
Grand,  in  the  City  of  London).     William  Peverell  also  had  the  Castle  of 

J^tBtorg  xjf  tl|?  Pom? roy  3Famtlg XPB 

Nottingham,  then  newly  built  and  situated  most  advantageously  for  defense 
given  him.  His  son,  William  Peverell,  however,  lost  the  Castle  of  Notting- 
ham to  the  Empress  Maud,  daughter  of  King  Henry  I.,  and  the  manor 
of  Nether  Haddon  passed  to  the  Avenell  family,  and  eventually,  says 
Pilkington,  "in  the  reign  of  Richard  I.,  Haddon  came  into  the  possession  of 
Richard  Vernon,  who  married  Avicia,  daughter  and  coheiress  with  her 
sister  Helizabeth,  who  married  Basset  (Allan  or  Simon).  The  family  of 
Vernon  seems  to  have  claimed  descent  from  the  sovereigns  who  presided 
over  the  Eastern  Empire.  This  at  least  must  be  inferred  from  the  following 
note,  prefixed  to  a  pedigree  preserved  in  the  British  Museum:  "Some 
think  the  Vernons  both  of  England  and  France,  descended  of  the  Emperors 
of  Constantinople,  and  of  Justiniani  of  Venice."  (Harl.  MSS.  No.  1233,  f. 
105,  b.).  The  designation  of  Vernon  is  derived  from  the  lordship  and 
castle  of  that  name  in  Normandy. 

Galterus  de  Vernon  {per  litteras  de  Redonis)  held  one  Knight's  fee 
in  the  Bailiwick  of  Vernon  under  the  Crown,  and  was  therefore  liable  to 
be  called  upon  for  military  service,  at  his  own  cost,  during  forty  days, 
whenever  the  King  of  England,  who  was  also  Duke  of  Normandy,  assembled 
an  army.  Therefore,  when  William  the  Norman  invaded  England  he  was 
attended  by  a  Knight  of  the  Vernon  family  as  one  of  his  own  retainers. 
We  find  on  the  tablet  in  the  old  church  at  Dives  the  names  of  Gautier, 
Huard  and  Richard  de  Vernon  as  companions  of  William.  The  Vernons 
thus  acquired  the  manor  of  Shilbrooks  or  Shipbrook  in  Cheshire,  which 
became  the  principal  seat  of  the  family.  Matilda,  wife  of  Richard  de  Vernon, 
was  daughter  and  coheir  of  William  de  Camville.  The  boar's  head,  the 
crest  of  the  Vernon's  is  alluded  to  in  the  verse : 

"A    grisley   boar;    as    raven's    feathers    black. 
Bred  in  that  land  Rollo  had  by  his  wife, 

Past  th'  ocean,  the  Bastard's  part  to  take 

Who  Harrold  reft  of  kingdom  and  of  life; 

His  ofEspringe  since,  ranging  the  Peakish  hills. 
On  craggy  cliff  a  warlyke  seat  did  finde; 

Matcht  with  a  Vernoyle,  who  welded  their  wills: 

Pott»r0g  ©oat-of-Arms  attb  Qlrefits 

The  sole  value  or  interest  of  American  coats-of-arms  consists  in  the 
remembrance  or  traditions  of  an  honorable  ancestry.  Coats-of-arrns 
were  frequently  used  in  New  England  during  the  Colonial  period,  and  it 
is  more  than  probable  that  they  were  used  in  the  rest  of  the  original  thirteen 
colonies.  These  arms  are  worthy  of  preservation  since  they  are  valuable 
evidence  for  the  genealogist.  At  the  date  when  they  were  used  the  English 
rules  were  in  force  here.  The  time  since  the  settlement  of  the  country 
was  not  so  long  as  to  forbid  the  acceptance  of  tradition  as  evidence,  we  may 
believe  that  those  who  displayed  armorial  insignia  had  good  grounds  for 
their  adoption. 

Among  other  conditions,  the  Committee  on  Heraldry  of  the  New  Eng- 
land Historic  Genealogical  Society  has  advanced  the  opinion  that  "certain 
of  the  inhabitants,  prior  to  the  Revolution,  were  entitled  to  bear  coats-of- 
arms  who  could  prove  descent  in  the  male  line  from  an  ancestor  to  whom 
arms  were  granted  or  confirmed  by  the  Heralds." 

mr  Pom^rng  Qlnat-of-Arma  anb  fflr^Hta 

Ten  or  twelve  plates  of  the  arms  of  dififerent  branches  of  the 
Pomeroy  family  may  be  found  in  "Fairbaime's  Book  of  Family  Crests." 
The  coat  armor  of  some  of  the  ancient  branches  are  described  here: 

Pqmeraie,  (Berrie  Pomerie),  county  Devon,  temp.  Henry  I.  or,  a  lion 
ramp,  guarded,  gu.  armed  and  languid,  az.  within  a  bordeur  sa.,  indented  sa. 

Pomeroy,  Chalfent  (St.  Giles,  county  Bucks),  or  a  lion  ramp.  sa. 
within  ii  bordeur,  indented,  guarded.  Crest,  a  fir  cone  vert,  charged  with 
a  bez. 

.     Pomeroy   (Berry  Pomeroy,  county  Devon),  or  a  lion  ramp,  guarded, 
within  a  bordeur,  partition  sa. 

Pomeroy  (Devonshire  and  Worcestershire),  or  a  lion  ramp,  gu.,  within 
a  bordeur,  engr.  sa. 

Ponieroy  (Ireland),  or  a  lion  ramp,  guarded,  holding  in  the  dexter 
paw  an  apple,  within  a  bordeur,  engr.,  sa.  Crest,  a  lion  ramp,  gu.,  hold- 
ing an  apple  as  in  the  arms. 

Pomeroy  (Chequy),  gu.  and  or  on  a  chev.,  sa.  three  amul.  or.  Crest, 
a  lion  head  erased,  charged  with  four  bez.,  crowned  with  a  ducal  coronet: 

Pomeroy  (St.  Columb,  counties  Cornwall  and  Devon),  or  a  lion  ramp, 
within  a  bordeur  eng.  gu.,  crescent  for  dif.  Crest  out  of  a  ducal  crescent, 
or  a  lion's  head  guarded,  gu. 

Pomeroy  (Weguy,  county  Cornwall),  or  a  lion  ramp.,  gu.  within  a 
bordeur  engr.  sa.  Crest,  a  lion  segant,  gu.,  holding  in  dexter  paw  an 
apple,  or. 

Pomeroy,  or  a  lion  ramp.,  g.  within  a  bordeur,  engr.  sa. 

Pomeroy,  (Iri),  a  lion  ramp,  gu.,  holding  an  apple. 

Pomeroy,  (Iri),  a  demi-lion,  vert. 

Pomeroy  of  Epping,  a  fir-cone  erect  ppr.,  charged  with  a  fret  or,  be- 
tween two  fir-sprigs,  also  ppr, 

Pomeroy,  (Berry  Pomeroy,  county  Devon,  temp.  Edward  IV.),  or,  a 
lion  ramp,  within  a  bordeur,  engrailed,  gu.  Crest,  a  lion  se.,  or,  holding 
in  the  dexter  fore-paw  an  apple,  vert. 

Pomeroy,  (County  Devon),  or  a  lion  ramp.,  gu.,  in  Dexter  paw  an  apple 
proper,  leaved  and  stock,  vert,  within  a  bordeur  engrailed,  sa.  Crest,  his 
lion  as  before,  on  a  wreath  of  his  colors,  or  and  gu. 

Pomeroy,  (Viscount  Harberton,  Ireland),  or  a  lion  ramp,  guarded, 
holding  in  the  dexter  paw  an  apple  ppr.  within  a  border  sa.  Crest,  a  lion 
ramp,  guarded,  holding  an  apple  in  the  arms,  sup.  by  two  wolves,  the 
dexter  ppr.,  sinister  sa.,  both  guarded  and  chained,  or. 

It  is  perhaps  as  the  Westminster  Review  (Vol.  60,  p.  45,)  asserts: 
"The  glory  of  ancestors  casts  a  light  indeed  upon  their  posterity,  but  it 
only  seems  to  show  what  the  descendants  are.  It  alike  exhibits  to  full  view 
any  degeneracy  and  any  worth.  It  is  therefore  a  most  desirable  custom  to 
preserve  a  line  of  ancestry,  tracing  perhaps,  back  to  the  old  feudal  times; 
for  if  any  one  feels  a  pride  in  the  reflection  that  he  is  descended  from 
ancient  worthies,  it  may  prove  some  incentive  to  him  to  maintain  the  credit 
of  the  name,  and  to  achieve  a  reputation  deserving  of  it." 

l^iBturg  of  tljf  Pom^rcg  Jmntlg  108 

Paignton,  England,  Aug.  25,   1911. 

It  is  improper  to  add  to  Achievement  the  arms  of  collateral  ancestors 
except  those  of  the  maternal  families  of  the  women  who  married  Pomeroys. 
The  proposition  is  long  enough  with  all  those  wives'  arms.  Heraldic  usage 
does  not  permit  a  man  to  show  arms  of  any  collateral  ancestor  if  he  has  arms 
of  his  own.  Only  arms  of  his  direct  paternal  and  direct  maternal  ancestors 
in  each  generation  of  his  own  surname  pedigree. 

Your  letter  says:  "Visit  the  College  of  Arms  and  get  date  and 
authoritv  when  arms  were  granted  to  Sir  Edward  Pomeroy,  Sheriff  of 
Devon  10  Henry  VI.  (1432),"  In  reply  to  this  I  must  say:  This  date 
is  fifty  years  before  the  founding  of  the  College  of  Arms.  It  is  also  eighty 
years  before  the  first  heraldic  visitation.  Also,  the  Pomeroy  arms  are 
certainly  much  older  than  1432,  hence  not  granted  by  that  institution  to 
the  said  Sir  Edward  Pomeroy,  but  given  by  King  or  previously  assumed 
by  right  of  military  honors  (perhaps  temp,  of  one  of  the  crusades)  at 
least  200  years  earlier  than  1432.  The  said  Sir  Edward  probably  had 
some  official  record  made  as  confirming  to  himself  the  arms  he  inherited; 
but  the  College  of  Arms  has  no  record  thereof  now.  In  fact  the  College  of 
Arms  has  sold  the  most  of  its  old  manuscripts  to  the  British  Museum  and 
to  other  institutions.  No  question  can  arise  as  to  the  Pomeroys  having 
had  their  well-known  coat-of-arms  long  before  the  Sir  Edward  Pomeroy  of 
1432.  The  only  thing  left  for  any  American  Society  to  consider  is  your  evi- 
dence of  the  descent  of  the  American  Pomeroys  from  any  one  of  the  Pomeroys 
of  Devon  who  bore  the  arms ;  and  practically  all  of  the  Pomeroys  of  the 
14th,  15th,  16th  and  17th  centuries  undoubtedly  had  a  right  to  use  the  arms 
because  of  the  far  greater  antiquity  of  the  arms.  That  is  to  say,  the  arms 
go  back  so  far  as  to  get  behind  practically  all  of  the  several  known  branches 
of  the  family.  I  doubt  that  any  family  in  England  bore  arms  before  the 
Pomeroy;  did. 

The  photograph  I  enlarged  and  corrected  from  the  manuscript  in  the 
British  Museum  at  your  order  constitutes  all  the  proof  that  can  be  reason- 
ably demanded  by  any  society  as  to  the  Pomeroy  arms ;  and  I  doubt  not 
that  you  will  assure  any  society  that  Eltweed  Pomeroy  descended  from 
Sir  Edward. 

Vivian's  Visitation  of  Devon  also  guarantees  sufficiently  the  authen- 
ticity of  the  bearing  of  the  Pomeroys;  and  there  are  many  books  that  refer 
to  these  arms ;  which  really  places  the  ^natter  of  arms  entirely  above  question. 
There  is  no  ancient  motto  to  the  Pomeroy  arms. 

(Signed),    C.  A.  Hoppin. 

With  reference  to  the  question:  "How  is  a  right  to  bear  arms 
acquired  in  England?"  a  writer  in  Notes  and  Queries;  London;  Fifth 
Series ;  XI,  271,  says :  "The  author  of  the  Notitia  Anglicana,  after  referring 
to  the  special  prohibition  of  Henry  V.  to  take  or  assume  arms  without 
license  from  him,  or  the  proper  officers  appointed  to  grant  the  same,  unless 
they  had  a  right  from  their  ancestors,"  thus  proceeds:  "Here  a  right 
from  ancestors  is  allowed,  without  questioning  the  means  by  which  they 
gained  them.  That  is,  should  a  person,  upon  any  challenge  of  his  right, 
make  it  appear  that  those  arms  challenged  had  been  quietly  enjoyed  and  used 
upon  proper  occasion  by  his  ancestors,   from  time  out  of  mind    (though 


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no  regular  entrance  of  the  same  appear),  which  time  is  generally  com- 
puted at  four  score  or  an  hundred  years,  hence  their  uninterrupted  using 
the  same  shall  be  adjudged  a  right  equal  to  any  regular  concession  or 
grant.  In  accordance  with  this  should  there  not  be  less  hesitation  in  accept- 
ing with  complacency,  the  prescriptive  use  of  arms  in  this  country?" — From 
Family  Memorials;  by  Prof.  E.  E.  Salisbury. 

el^  Prmt^rog  Arhx^fa?mJ?tit 

Perhaps  the  most  appropriate  way  of  presenting  the  Achievement  of 
the  ancestors  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  in  England  will  be  through  the  note  of 
Prof.   C.   A.   Hoppin,   the   artist,   which    accompanied   the   painting    from 
London.    Mr.  Hoppin  writes: 
"Dear  Col.  Pomeroy: — 

"You  have  favored  me  with  instructions  to  mar- 
shal the  heraldic  achievement  of  the  direct  ancestors  of 
Eltweed  Pomeroy,  the  founder  of  the  Pomeroy  family 
of  America.  Following  the  pedigree  which  you  have 
supplied  me  for  this  purpose,  I  find  that  nearly  all  of 
the  ladies  to  whom  the  direct  Pomeroy  ancestors  of 
tlie  said  emigrant  were  married,  were  of  heraldic  fam- 
ilies. I  have  verified  the  coats-of-arms  of  all  of  these 
martial  alliances  by  the  best  heraldic  authorities,  which 
all  agree,  substantially,  upon  the  following  descriptions 
of  the  shields:  I  have  arranged  these  arms  in  chron- 
ological order,  from  left  to  right,  beginning  at  the  top 
of  the  shield." 

Or,  a  lion  rampant,  gules  within  a  bordure  engrailed 
sable.  Crest,  a  lion  sejant,  or,  holding  in  the  dexter 
paw  an  apple,  vert.* 

Or,  two  ravens  in  pale,  proper,  in  the  chief  a  label  of 
three  points  azure. 

Quarterly  gules  and  or.  in  the  first  quarter  a  mullet, 

Bendy  of  six,  argent  and  gules ;  a  bordure  sable,  bezanty. 
Or,  a  fesse,  azure. 

DE  CAMVILLE:    Vert,  three  lions  passant,  argent,  armed  and  langued, 

DE  MOLIS  Argent,  two  bars  gules;  in  the  chief  three  torteaux. 

(Mules)  : 

SEVILLE:  Argent,  a  bull  passant  gules,  arfned  and  tripped  or. 

RALEIGH :  Gules,  a  bend  lozengy  argent. 





♦There  is  no  ancient  motto  to  the  Pomeroy  Arms. — Prof.  C.  A.  Hoppin,  Lon- 
don, England. 

A  limited  number  of  copies  of  Pomeroy  Arms  and  the  Achievement, 
printed  in  colors  on  heavy  coated  stock,  10  x  12,  for  framing,  can  be  obtained, 
12.00  each,  by  addressing  the  Secretary,  A.  A.  Pomeroy,  Sandusky,  Ohio.  These 
prints  are  as  handsome  and  more  perfect  than  paintings  for  which  you  would 
be  charged  $25.00  and  150.00,  respectively. 

Iftfitnrg  of  tl\t  Pnm^rng  3f^amtlQ  110 

KELLOWAY:  Argent,  five  grosing  irons  in  saltier  sable,  between 
four  Kelway  pears  proper,  within  a  bordure  engrailed  of 
the  second. 

COKER :  Argent,  on  a  bend  gules,  three  leopards'  faces,  or. 

HUCKMORE:  Per  chevron  sable  and  or;  in  the  chief  two  pairs  of 
reaping  hooks,  endorsed  and  entwined,  blades  azure, 
handles  or,  in  base  a  moor  cock  sable  combed  and  wat- 
tled gules. 

i^frallitr  2Cpg 

Az — Blue. 

Bordeur — Mark  of  difference  to  distinguish  one  branch  of  a  family  from 

Bez  or  Bezant — Flat  pieces  of  gold  without  impress. 

Chequy — Divided. 

Charged — Bearing   Device. 

Dexter — Right. 

Engr — Line  of  Partition. 

Erased — Severed  from  the  body. 

Gu  or  Gules — Parallel  lines  on  shield;  red. 

Guarded — Both  eyes  and  ears  in  view. 

I  Indented — Reversed — Changed  in  order. 

Or — Gold.  i 

Ppr — 'Party  per — Divided  into  two  equal  parts. 

Rampant — Standing  upright — Attacking. 

Dangued — One  ear  in  view. 

6a — Black.  ' 

Sal.  or  Sally — Posture  of  springing. 

Segant — Sitting. 

Sinister — ^Lef  t. 

Vert — Green;  parallel  lines  sloping  to  the  right  downward. 




(Hfj?  5Piitttprng  Arl^tropttu^ttt 



fart  ©mo 

'Heralds  new  mould  men's  names — taking 
from  them,  adding  to  them,  melting  out  all 
the  liquid  letters,  torturing  mutes  to  make 
them  speak,  and  making  vowels  dumb, — to 
bring  them  to  a  felicitous  harmony  at  the 
last,  that  their  names  may  be  the  same  with 
those  noble  houses  they  pretend  to." — Fuller 

Anvil     ,jn 

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Sroalhtitniisnr  -  CHounlg  ^orsrt 



Sraminstrr  -  Sora^t 

"The  world  is  too  much  with  us  late  and  soon, 
Let  us  linger  with  our  ancestors. 
Who  in  ancient  days  were  men  of  high  renown." 

^^ff^UlLE  traditions  are  venerated  legends  or  sagas,  the  most 
positive  sources  of  family  evidence  are  registers  contem- 
poraneous with  the  events  which  they  commemorate,  such 
as  records  written  by  a  father  in  relation  to  his  children, 
or  by  a  constituted'  clerk  of  church  or  state.  England 
has  the  best  system  in  the  world  for  acquiring  vital  sta- 
tistics, and  the  best  facilities  for  preserving  them.  It  was 
such  evidence  that  your  Annalist  found  while  on  his  recent 
•visit  to  England  for  the  purpose  of  investigating  the  parish  records  of 
Counties  Devon,  Dorset,  Somerset  and  Cornwall. 

It  is  many  years  since  the  Gentleman's  ^Magazine  published  an  article 
on  genealogy  which,  among  other  self-evident  facts,  said:  "Every  one 
really  comes'  of  as  old  a  family  as  every  one  else.  Every  living  eldest 
son  is  the  heir  male  of  either  the  senior  or  a  junior  branch,  not  only  of 
the  family  who  first  bore  his  name,  but  of  progenitors  hidden  still  deeper 
in  the  mists  of  antiquity.  We  so  frequently  hear  of  old  families  dymg 
out  altogether  or  ending  in  feminine  lines  under  other  names,  that  we  come 
to  think  such  a  fate  is  the  eventual  end  of  all  families ;  but  this  is  far  from 
being  the  case.  Every  man  living  could,  if  he  only  knew  where  to  find 
the  dates,  align  himself,  from  father  to  son  and  from  son  to  father,  from 
father  to  grandfather,  from  generation  to  generation,  until  he  came  to 
Adam  himself." 

It  has  been  said  that  nature  makes  no  mistakes,  but  as  concerns  the 
genealogies  of  families  there  is  a  difference.  The  Grand  Master  of  the 
Third  Veil,  the  keeper  of  the  records,  says:  "You  must  be  more  careful 
in  tracing  your  genealogy.  Who  are  you?"  There  is  great  difference 
between  careful  families  and  families  of  all  other  kinds.  The  thought- 
ful members  of  a  careful  family  can  tell  who  their  forefathers  were.  Where 
they  lived,  whom  they  married;  while  those  who  belong  to  no  family 
in  particular  are  classed  in  a  body  as  men  who  don't  know  their  own 
grandfathers.  From  a  genealogical  viewpoint,  the  stability  or  goodness 
of  a  family  depends  much  more  on  the  number  of  its  known  generations 
than  on  any  other  condition.  Given  two  families  in  which  the  numbers  of 
recorded  generations  are  equal,  doubtless  the  families  whose  members  have 
been  the  more  illustrious  would  be  reckoned  the  better  of  the  two :  but  a 
family  of  only  two  or  three  generations,  however  illustrious  some  of  their 
members  might  have  been,  would  certainly  not  constitute  what  is  known 
as  a  good  family,  but  would  be  resolved  into  individual  merit  only.  As 
in  the  case  of  many  popular  ideas,  there  is  some  little  substratum  of  reason 
in  this  assertion. 

If  to  be  educated  and  cultivated  is  an  object  of  ambition,  and  if  there 
is  anything  in  the  doctrine  of  heredity,  it  may  be  supposed  that  the  mem- 
bers of  a  family  which  has  been  of  importance  enough  to  leave  their  names 
scattered  along  the  banks  of  the  River  of  Time  have  had  a  brighter  chance  of 
being  polished  and  of  handing  down  their  good  qualities  to  their  posterity  than 
those  whose  names  were  swept  away  by  the  annual  freshet  to  which  that 
river  is  subjected,  without  leaving  any  foliage. 

It  is  not  much  to  be  wondered  at  that  there  is  such  a  mistiness  in 
America  relative  to  the  ancestors  of  any  particular  person.  There  is  not 
now  and  never  has  been  any  authorized  national  receptacle  for  the  .preserva- 
tion of  such  vital  statistics,  the  chief  reliance  is  therefore  necessarily  placed 
in  church  and  town  registers,  which  are  at  all  times  subject  to  the  depre- 
dations of  fires,  flood  and  removal.  Indeed,  under  such  inadequate  con- 
ditions, it  is  remarkable  that  those  records  which  one  can  consult  in 
various  libraries,  have  been  preserved.  It  is  not  considered  incumibent 
upon  a  member  of  a  family  to  be  able  to  tell  off  hand  the  Christian  name  of 
his  great-grandmothers  though  they  stand  at  the  threshold  of  a  pedigree, 
unless  recorded  in  the  family  Bible  or  otherwise  committed  to  writing. 
People  of  the  present  day  are  anxious  that  they  themselves  shall  not  so 
soon  be  forgotten,  but  when  opportunity  like  the  present  one  offers,  many 
of  them  take  no  measures  to  preserve  the  memory  of  their  forefathers 
and  mothers.  Such  feeling  and  action,  however,  is  the  root  of  high  am- 
bition, the  difference  being  only  in  the  degree,  between  writing  one's 
name  on  a  page  of  the  history  of  one's  country  and  carving  one's  initials 
on  the  smooth  bark  of  a  beech  tree  by  the  brook  side,  or  scratching  them 
on  the  walls  of  some  famous  old-world  castle.  While  some  of  us  do  not 
mind  being  lost  for  a  week  (more  or  less)  at  a  time,  yet  we  can  feel 
hearty  sympathy  with  Rip  Van  Winkle  when  he  returns  from  his  mountain 
sleep  and  is  unknown  in  his  own  village. 

There  is  no  hesitation  in  saying  that  the  experience  of  the  compiler 
of  a  family  genealogy  teaches  that  sons  are  not  so  desirous  of  perpetuating 
their  father's  memory,  or  of  handing  down  to  future  ages  their  grand- 
father's name,  and  take  no  steps  to  that  end.  The  consequence  is  that 
comparatively  few  families  know  whence  they  come  or  anjthing  definite 
about  their  antecedents.  ^lany  today  decline  to  apply  themselves  to  the 
important  duty  of  preserving  such  records  for  their  posterity.  Of  the 
miportance  of  keeping  a  record  of  the  several  members  of  a  family,  it 
is  needless  to  speak.  In  genealogy  there  are  three  prime  events :  the  Birth, 
the  Marriage,  the  Death.  Surely  each  head  of  family  must  consider  it 
not  the  least  of  his  duties  to  keep  a  register  of  these  events,  and  be  willing 
to  impart  them  at  the  proper  time  to  the  recognized  historian  of  the  family 
of  which  he  is  a  member.  No  one  should  consider  that  he  is  in  too  humble 
a  station  to  make  his  individual  records  of  importance  to  his  children 
or  to  the  one  engaged  in  the  genealogical  study.  As  good  fortune  is  the 
companion  of  virtue,  its  wheel  has  many  surprising  turns,  and  often 
carries  those  round  with  it  who  least  expect  to  be  raised  from  their 
station  beneath  it.  To  the  members  of  a  family  who  have  attained  to 
eminence,  the  permanent  record  of  the  three  events  mentioned  is  of  equal 
importance,  for  many  wholesome  facts  concerning  their  families  might  con- 

115  Smpurfanr^  of  JJrfarntmg  Jamtlg  &rnrba 

\nnce  them  that  they  are  descended  from  even  greater  men  than  they  them- 
selves, or  wealthier  men,  as  wealth  is  comparative,  and  does  not  overpower 
us  to  such  extent  as  does  elevation  of  character.  Should  he  who  is  wealthy 
not  feel  the  need  of  any  family  associations  at  the  time  and  say :  "1  can  not 
do  myself  or  the  family  to  which  I  belong  justice  by  showing  any  interest 
in  the  family  genealogy,"  those  who  come  after  him  will  be  the  losers, 
while  they  might  be  benefited  by  interesting  home  facts  which  can  be 
learned  in  no  other  manner  than  through  the  family  book  of  genealogy. 
In  fact,  the  logic  is  that  the  higher  the  state  of  culture  becomes,  the  more 
care  will  be  demanded  in  matters  which  so  closely  concern  the  family  and 
the  race ;  the  closer  will  the  community  inquire  what  the  family  is  and 
whence  it  springs ;  and  in  an  increased  degree  will  it  be  true  that  "the  glory 
of  children  is   in  their  fathers  and  mothers." 

It  was  said  by  the  editor  of  the  Journal  of  American  History,  at  the  head 
of  an  article  prepared  by  the  Historian,  that  "Each  generation  is  but 
the  cumulative  results  of  all  that  have  gone  before  it,  and  to  which  it  makes 
its  own  contributions.  Among  the  greatest  revelations  of  the  age  in  which 
we  are  now  living  is  the  unfolding  knowledge  of  the  new  laws  of  eugenics, 
in  which  man  is  acknowledging  that  through  his  veins  beat  the  generations 
of  other  men  whose  blood  has  been  infused  into  him  through  heredity. 
This  new  science,  the  written. record  of  which  has  been  known  as  genealogy, 
has  long  been  in  its  social  state,  but  is  now  beginning  to  command  the 
consideration  of  sociologists  and  political  economists,  who  find  in  it  an 
impulse  of  moral  and  intellectual  character  as  well  as  the  more  general 
physical  type  of  heredity."  In  support  of  the  laws  of  eugenics  the  student 
will  find  the  great  chart  of  collateral  lines  to  the  Pomeroy  race,  presented 
on  another  page  of  this  history,  of  peculiar  interest  and  value,  concerning 
the  good  genos  dominant  in  the  Pomeroy  family  today. 

As  this  history  of  the  Pomeroy  family  and  of  collateral  lines  is  in- 
tended for  private  circulation  only  among  members  of  the  several  families, 
it  is  not  inappropriate  to  say  that  the  eugeny,  or  nobleness  of  birth,  of 
the  family  is  well  established  through  eighteen  generations  in  Normandy 
and  England,  and  twelve  generations  in  America,  and  that  the  heredity 
infused  by  each  allied  family  has  been  producing  remarkable  mental  and 
physical  types  of  manhood  and  womanhood.  A  brief  study  of  the  index 
giving  Pomeroy  marriages  will  show  that  nearly  all  of  the  first  colonists 
in  America  are  involved  in  this  composite  history;  and  that  the  groups 
of  Pomeroy  mothers,  with  their  children  and  grandchildren,  will  neces- 
sarily constitute  the  work  an  invaluable  source  of  reference  for  sociolo- 
gists who  are  following  the  laws  of  eugenics.  The  political  economist 
will  also  find  in  the  ancestral  chart  suspended  between  the  Norman  and 
English  progenitors  with  the  allied  families  and  our  first  great  ancestor 
in  America  a  prolific  field  for  earnest  investigation.  This  chart,  which  is 
as  strongly  fortified  by  dates  and  authorities  as  diligent  study  can  make  it, 
will  give  to  the  American  descendant  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  a  cosmopolitan 
heredity.  Prof.  Elisha  S.  Loomis,  Ph.D.,  author  of  the  great  Loomis 
Genealogy,  has  collaborated  with  your  Annalist  in  producing  the  chart 
referred  to,  and  as  we  have  discovered  errors  in  many  of  the  so-called 
tables  of  royal  lines,  our  chart  will  differ  from  those  to  that  extent. 

JHisHtnn  in  #0arrt|  of  iSrrnrliH  aitb  "Brnfiration 

Arriving  in  London,  England,  the  first  object  of  the  American 
genealogical  novice  whose  mission  is  to  engage  in  research  for  ancestors, 
and  verification  of  records  already  in  his  possession,  is  to  apply  to  the 
United  States  Ambassador  for  an  introduction  to  the  keepers  of  the  records 
as  a  student.  As  your  historian  had  a  letter  of  introduction  from  George 
Eltweed  Pomeroy,  Esq.,  to  his  Excellency  Hon.  Whitelaw  Reid,  United 
States  Ambassador,  there  was  no  trouble  in  securing  privileges  and  atten- 
tion at  the  British  Museum  as  reader,  and  student  in  the  manuscript 
department.  It  is  well-known  that  the  British  Museum  is  rich  in  the 
possession  of  the  most  ancient  records  of  English  Histor>-.  and  it  was  here 
that  the  larger  part  of  the  material  relating  to  the  Pomeroy  ancestors 
was  discovered  and  verified.  The  photographs  of  ancient  documents  which 
appear  in  this  volume  were  taken  directly  from  manuscripts  found  here; 
also  one  of  the  pedigrees.  Many  of  these  ancient  papers  were  written  in 
old  law  Latin,  a  literal  translation  of  which  will  be  carried  along  with 
the  original. 

Admittance  as  a  student  to  Somerset  House  was  a  diflferent  proposi- 
tion, but  this  was  also  secured  through  the  influence  of  Prof.  C.  A.  Hoppin, 
who  is  an  expert  reader  of  old  English  records,  and  after  application 
through  the  narrow  channel,  your  historian  received  the  paper  which  is 
presented  here  in  order  that  others  of  the  Pomeroy  race  may  learn  how 
to  approach  this  great  storehouse  of  probate  and  administration  records : 


"I  am  directed  by  the  Senior  Registrar  to  inform  you  that  you  have 
the  permission  of  the  President  to  search  in  Somerset  House,  and  in 
the  District  Probate  Registries  at  Blandford,  Exeter,  Taunton,  and  Wells, 
the  Calendars  100  years  prior  to  the  search  being  made,  to  read  the  reg- 
istered copies  of  Wills  proved  and  the  Probate  and  Administration  Books 
to  the  same  date,  and  to  make  extracts  from  such  wills  and  books,  provided 
the  District  Registrar  can  find  the  requisite  accommodation  and  provide  for 
the  necessary  attendance  upon  you  without  impediment  to  the  business 
of  the  Registry.  You  should  communicate  with  the  District  Registrar 
before  availing  yourself  of  this  permission.    I  am, 

"Your  obedient  servant,"  (Signed). 

Armed  with  this  effective  permission,  the  first  objective  point  was 
Salisbury,  where  the  original  records  of  County  Dorset  were  found  and 
photographs  made  which  appear  in  this  volume  of  the  christening  of 
"Eltwitt  ye  sonne  of  Richard  Pomeroye  ye  fouerth  of  Julie  1585  Anno 
Dni."  As  this  is  the  first  record  in  the  keeping  of  Canterbury  of  that 
county,  the  Pomeroy  family  in  America  should  consider  that  it  is  fortunate. 
All  previous  records  have  disappeared.  Among  those  which  have  been 
lost  is  that  containing  the  marriage  of  Richard  Pomeroy,  which  accounts 
for  the  failure  of  your  historian  to  secure  the  name  of  EHweed's  mother, 
and  that  mother  stands  at  the  head  of  the  Pedigree  of  the  American 
Pomeroys — unknown.  The  numbers  of  the  rolls  thus  lost  are  given  in 
another  page. 

The  next  discovery  of  importance  was  that  giving  the  marriage  of 

117  Pl|ot0gntp!ttr  ^m'hmti'  from  0altsburg 

"Eltwide  Pumery  et  Johana  Keech,  May  4  1616,"  although  the  artist  in 
folding  the  sheets  inadvertently  placed  the  marriage  under  the  date  "1617." 
The  next  record  of  interest  is  that  of  the  bapt.  of  "Dinah  filia  Eltwidi 
Pumery  August  6,  1617."  The  record  is  also  here  of  the  birth  of  Elizabeth 
Pomery,  1619.  d.  1621,  but  the  roll  was  not  in  condition  to  produce  a  good 
photograph,  although  one  was  secured  of  the  funeral  of  "Johana  uxor 
Eltwiti  Pomerv.  Novbr  27,  1620."  These  records  are  all  contained 
in  the  transcripts  of  the  Bishop  of  Canterbury,  Richus  Hooper  being  the 
Curate  of  the  Parish  of  Beaminster  at  that  time. 

The  inhabitants  of  Beaminster,  even  to  this  day  seem  to  be  a  migra- 
tor}' class.  The  population  now  is  only  half  what  it  was  seventy  years  ago. 
The  village  stands  about  six  miles  from  the  line  of  the  London  &  South- 
western Railroad,  and  it  really  does  not  appear  as  if  it  ever  had  enterprise 
sufficient  for  an  endurance  of  346  years,  that  is  since  1585,  the  date  of 
Eltweed  Pomeroy's  baptism.  Windsor,  or  Broadwindsor,  forms  the  best 
part  of  the  hamlet.  We  were  met  by  the  Rev.  A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar, 
and  passed  the  day  in  examining  the  church  and  church  records.  The 
records  had  been  destroyed,  but  the  Vicar  had  made  a  transcript  of  the 
transcript  of  the  Bishop  at  Salisbury.  This  transcript  at  Beaminster  had 
been  printed  and  was  therefore  well  preserved. 

Near  Beaminster,  on  the  opposite  side  of  Otter  river,  is  the  village 
of  Honiton,  notable  as  the  home  of  the  beautiful  and  exquisite  Honiton 
lace  fabric  so  much  in  demand  among  the  ladies  of  royal  and  noble 
houses.  The  lace  industry  is  still  carried  on,  and  the  wives  and  daughters, 
descendants  of  the  old  territorial  lords,  matrons  and  maids  whose  honors 
and  lands  have  been  acquired  by  others,  and  they  lost  in  the  multitude, 
do  not  disdain  to  engage  in  the  dainty  industry  of  lace-making.  The  manor 
of  Honiton  was  for  a  long  period  the  property  of  the  Earls  of  Devon. 
Isabella  de  Redvers,  Countess  of  Devon,  sold  Honiton  to  King  Edward 
L,  and  some  years  later  it  passed  to  the  Courtenay  family.  Humphrey 
Courtenay,  sixth  son  of  Sir  Philip  Courtney,  married  Elizabeth  Pomeroy 
of  the  fourteenth  generation  and  thus  the  Pomeroy  family  acquired  an 
interest  in  this  ancient  parish.  There  are  to  this  day  some  families  of 
Pomeroys  dwelling  there,  and  the  administration  and  probate  records  of 
England  contain  many  wills  and  letters  of  administration  of  the  forbears 
of  those  families.  Ottery  and  Up-Ottery,  lying  close  to  this  region,  are 
also  nearly  associated  with  the  Pomeroy  name  and  history.  It  was  here 
that  Sir  Ralph  received  from  William  the  Conqueror  two  manors,  in 
addition  to  those  he  acquired  in  Devon  and  Somerset.  Ottery  was  famed 
for  its  serges  and  woolen  goods  before  machine-made  cloths  ruined  the 
village  industry. 

Just  across  the  Valley  of  the  River  Exe,  in  the  neighborhood  of  Tiv- 
erton, near  Hele  station,  is  the  old  market  town  of  Bradninch,  the  chief 
manor  of  William  Capra,  brother  of  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeraie.  The  town 
place  still  retains  some  of  the  grandeur  of  olden  times.  The  manor  house 
has  some  oak  rooms  richly  carved,  of  the  Elizabethian  period. 

A  sojourn  of  two  days  enabled  the  Annalist  to  learn  some  of  the 
interesting  legend  and  history  of  Crewkeme,  the  town  which  contains  the 
record  of  the  marriage  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  to  Marjery  (Mary)  Rockett, 

the  mother  of  the  long  Hne  of  descendants  presented  in  this  family  genealog>'. 
"The  Book  of  the  Axe"  is  the  source  of  many  of  the  items  quoted  here. 
Crewkerne  was  by  far  the  most  valuable  of  the  comital  manors  of  Somerset, 
and  yet  it  had  been  held  by  Eddeva,  a  lady  whose  identity  is  not  disclosed. 
In  summing  up  the  compiler's  claims  the  manor  of  Crewkerne  had  been 
held  by  King  Harold,  and  he  had  given  it  to  Eddeva  (Edith  the  Fair), 
who  was  in  no  sense  a  daughter  of  Godwin,  but  perhaps  the  sweetheart 
of  Harold,  as  it  was  to  her  that  his  body  was  delivered  (by  Robert  Mallett*) 
after  he  had  been  slain  on  the  stricken  field  of  Hastings.  Robert  Mallett 
appeals  to  the  Pomeroy  interest  through  the  Coker  pedigree  presented 
on  another  page. 

It  is  probable  that  there  was  a  settlement  where  Crewkerne  now  stands 
in  the  time  of  the  British  forefathers,  and  throughout  the  time  of  the  Roman 
occupation.  Both  British  and  Roman  weapons  and  ornaments  have  been 
found  in  the  neighborhood,  but  the  first  mention  of  the  place  occurs  in 
King  Alfred's  will,  when  the  land  of  Croeurn  with  that,  of  many  other 
towns  were  bequeathed  by  that  great  King  to  his  younger  son  Ethelward. 
Under  the  name  of  Cruche  it  is  referred  to  in  Domesday  Book  as  a  royal 
possession.  Subsequently  the  manor  passed  to  the  Courtenay  family.  No 
doubt  Crewkerne  had  its  share  of  stirring  episodes  in  the  times  of  the 
Plantagenets  and  Tudors. 

The  County  of  Somerset  is  famous  for  its  churches,  and  that  of 
Crewkerne  in  which  Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  Mary  Rockett  were  married 
as  presented  in  the  engraving,  is  certainly  one  of  the  most  attractive,  and 
its  present  Curate,  the  Rev.  Henry  Durbin  Lewis,  a  congenial  and  accom- 
modating Vicar.  The  church  was  probably  constructed  during  the  reign 
of  Henry  VII.,  1485-1509.  Like  most  of  the  more  imposing  churches  of 
the  county,  it  belongs  to  the  last  of  the  great  schools  of  architecture,  the 
"perpendicular,"  though  there  are  distinct  traces  in  the  naves  and  windows 
of  the  earher  "decorated"  style.  The  tracery  of  the  windows  is  very  rich, 
and  there  is  some  very  good  modern  stained  glass,  although  there  are  some 
fragments  of  the  ancient  glass  remaining  in  one  of  the  north  windows. 
There  are  several  buttressed  niches  in  which  historic  figures  are  resting. 
The  tower,  which  rises  to  the  height  of  eighty  feet,  is  equipped  with  eight 
bells.    It  bears  the  name  made  infamous  in  France,  "St.  Bartholmew." 

To  the  descendants  of  the  Company  which  landed  on  the  site  of 
Dorchester  from  the  ship  Mary  and  John,  Capt.  Squebb,  Rev.  Coker's 
"Particular  Survey  of  the  Countie  Dorset,"  is  of  special  interest  as  one  finds 
descriptions  pertaining  to  many  of  the  villages  and  cities  after  which  so 
many  of  the  Massachusetts  early  settlements  were  named. 

"Two  miles  north-east  of  Pillesdon  is  Windsor,  which  King  Henry  the 
Second  gave  unto  Gervais,  named  from  the  place,  de  Windsor,  who  held 
it  by  Grand  Siriante,  as  our  lawyers  terme  it.  From  this  Gervais  flourished 
Knights  of  Great  Repute,  who  lived  there  and  were  Lords  of  the  Hundred 
(for  so  then  was  it)  of  Broad  Windsor,  though  now  united  to  Beamister." 

•"Robert  Mallet  was  certainly  at  the  battle  of  Hastings,  for  we  find  by 
history  that  it  was  to  him  that  William  the  Conqueror  entrusted  the  body  of 
Harold.  He  was  High  Chamberlain  of  England,  and  as  appears  by  Domesday, 
possessed  a  most  extensive  property  in  different  counties." — Polwhele. 

"Scarce  two  miles  eastward  the  River  Bert,  or  Birt,  falleth  into  the 
Sea,  which  running  downe  from  Axknoll  by  mee  remembred  already, 
Cometh  first  to  Beamister,  a  pretty  Market  Towne,  that  gives  name  to  the 
Hundred  wherein  it  stands,  which,  sithence  the  Incorporation  of  Bertport, 
hath  been  chosen  by  the  Justices  of  Peace  to  keep  their  Quarter  Sessions  in. 
"Beamister  with  the  Hamlets,  in  King  William  the  Firsts  Time,  be- 
longed to  the  Church  of  Sarum ;  but  in  these  Times  the  Horskins,  Gentlemen 
that  dwell  not  far  re  from  the  towne,  have  enjoyed  the  Fee  Farme  of  it  for 
some  Descents." 

"Somewhat  East  of  Beamister  stands  Maperton,  (Mapowder)  where 
the  Morgans,  :Men  of  verie  antient  Gentrie  in  Devonshire,  have  longe  lived, 
nnto  whom  it  came,  in  Henry  the  Firsts  Time,  by  Mande,  Daughter  and 
Heire  of  John  Brett  of  that  Place,  whose  Ancestours  had  for  many  Descents 
enjoyed  it."  Not  far  from  Beamister,  the  River  Bert  passeth  under  Parn- 
ham,  finely  seated  within  a  Parke. 

"Upon  the  east  side  of  Bertport,  and  not  much  below  it,  joins  with 
Bert  two  Brookes  in  one  Streame,  upon  the  verie  meeting  of  which  standes 
Bradpole,  in  King  Johns  Time  the  Seat  of  John  de  Morevile  (of  great 
note)  descended,  as  it  should  seem  by  his  Armes,  from  the_  Barons  de 
Morevile,  famous  at  those  times  in  Cum.berland,  who  held  it,  with  the 
Hundreds  of  Beamister  and  Redhove  appertaineing  to  it,  by  Sergeantie." 
"Coker's  Dorset"  assumes  that  the  County  Dorset  took  its  name  from 
the  ancient  inhabitants,  whom  the  Britains  called  Dwr  Gwyr,  and  the 
"Latine  Translatours  of  Ptolomie  Durotrigues;  which  name  is  very  aptlie 
derived  from  the  Scituation  of  the  Place,  for  that  Dwr  or  Dour,  in  the 
British  Tongue,  betokens  Water,  and  Trig,  to  inhabite  or  dwell ;  what  then 
is  Durotridges  more  than  the  inhabiteing  or  bordering  on  the  Sea  Coasts; 
But  when  the  Saxons  became  Lords  of  these  Partes,  they  altered  the  Name 
into  Dorsettan,  but  not  the  Signification  of  it ;  for  Settan  being  an  Addition 
of  their  Own  Language,  imports  as  much  as  to  be  seated,  inhabited  or 
dwelt  upon,  aU  one  with  the  former;  and  from  this  later  Name  Dorsettan, 
this  Countie  took  the  Name  of  Dorsettanshire,  which  is  now  contracted 
into  Dorsetshire. 

"Vaine  therefore  in  my  Conceit  are  their  Opinions,  who  beleeve  that 
it  took  Name  from  Dorchester,  the  now  Principall  Towne;  as  that  did 
from  one  King  Dorn,  or  Dor,  whom  they  in  their  Fantasies  have  made  to 
bee  the  first  Founder  of  it :  but  Historians  never  mentioned  any  such  Man ; 
and  if  he  bee  yet  borne,  which  I  much  doubt,  and  not  without  just  cause, 
his  Fortune  was  very  ill,  that,  haveing  been  the  Builder  of  a  Towne,  soe 
ancient  and  soe  well  knowen  both  to  the  Romans  and  Saxons,  himselfe 
should  bee  wholely  buried  in  Oblivion." 

"Dorchester  is  a  Towne  of  great  Antiquitie,  which  Antonin  in  his 
Itinerarium  calleth  Durnovaria.  Well  known  it  was  in  the  Romans  Time, 
who  are  thought  to  have  had  a  Summer  Station  or  Campion,  that  Fort 
wee  call  Mayden  Castell,  and  on  whose  Causewaye,  called  the  Fossway, 
this  Towne  standeth,  which  thence  runneth  directlie  South  to  Weymouth: 
Moreover  the  great  Quantitie  of  Romans  Coines  dayelie  founde  there,  both 
of  Golde,  Silver  and  Brasse,  seeme  (if  there  wanted  other  proof e)  to 
affirm  soe  much.    The  Saxons,  who  succeeded  the  Romans,  called  it  Dor- 





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fiuins  of  iHaiJ»rn  Castb  -  SnrrfjrfiUr 

^pn? alugg  of  flj?  J^omj^rog  3^amtlg  1211 

Chester,  compounding  the  Name  of  the  British  Worde  Dome,  which  sig- 
nifieth  water,  and  Chester,  a  Citie ;  for  soe  certainly  it  was,  and  of  large 
Circuit  as  the  Walles  (whose  mines  in  some  places  yet  appeare)  will 
testifier  But  the  Danes  long  since  threwe  them  to  the  grounde,  who,  under 
their  Leader  Sweno,  harried  all  these  Partes  ;  and  for  memorie  of  their  Siege, 
Maundbury  and  Poundbury,  two  trenched  Fortes  adjoineing  to  the  Towne, 
remaine  till  this  Daye. 

"Adjoineing  to  the  East  End  of  Dorchester  is  Fordington,  a  large 
Manour  of  the  Princes,  as  is  this  Dutchie  of  Cornwall.  As  the  River 
Frome  passeth  on  by  Dorchester  and  Fordington,  it  giveth  Name  to  some 
little  Parishes  seated  upon  it,  amongst  which  are  Frome  Whitefield,  a  Moiety 
whereof,  from  the  Daughter  and  Coheire  of  Sir  William  de  Whitfield 
(Whidfield),  descended  (by  Boys,  Brett,  Bassett,  Muskett  and  Veale) 
hereditarilie  to  John  Coker,  Ancestour  to  the  nowe  Owner  of  it,  (and  father 

of  Eleanor  Coker,  who  married  Richard  Pomeroy), "  (Arms, 

on  a  Chevron  G.  between  three  bunting  horns   S.  3   Croslets  fitche  A.) 

"Sornewhat  below  Wotton  on  the  Brooke  stands  Hollwell,  a  part  of 
Somerset,  yet  wholly  environed  with  Dorset,  where  stood  the  principall 
Lodge  of  the  Forrest  of  Blackmore,  which  William  le  Brett  and  his  suc- 
cessours  helde  by  Service  to  bee  the  King's  Forrester  of  Blackmore  But 
the  issue  of  them  failed  in  Ralph,  whose  onlie  sister  Joan  was  married  to 
Robert  Bassett  (see  Coker  pedigree)  and  the  office  is  long  sithence  lost  by 
disaforesting  the  Forrest.  But  the  manor  of  Hollwell.  Reginald,  Earl  of 
Cornwall,  natural  sonne  to  King  Henry  the  First,  gave  unto  William  de 
Brickley  and  his  posteritie  after  unto  the  Abbie  of  Abbotsbury  upon  the 
suppression  of  which  it  was  purchased  by  Sir  Giles  Strangwayes,  who 
passed  it  awaye  to  Humphrey  Watkins,  grandfather  of  Mary  la  Hastings, 
late  wife  of  James  Hannam." 

In  the  ancient  an4- walled  city  of  Exeter  are  stored  many  records  of 
the  County  Devon,  which  occupied  four  days  with  negative  results  as 
far  as  material  of  importance  to  the  American  Pomeroys  is  concerned. 
There  was  evidence  that  in  earlier  days  Pomeroy  men  were  of  official  and 
honorable  rank  in  this  fine  old  city,  pleasantly  seated  upon  a  hill  among 
hills,  dominating  the  country  round  about.  It  has  five  gates  and  many 
turrets,  and  Rougemont  Castle  for  protection.  In  the  time  of  King  John, 
12-16,  Sir  Henry  de  Pomeroy  was  governor  of  Castle  Rougemont.  In  the 
time  of  King  Edward  VI.,  1549-1550,  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  led  an  army 
of  20,000  insurrectionists  against  the  city. 

Samuel  Izacke,  Esq.,  in  his  "Memory  of  Exeter,"  writes:  "From  the 
Tenth  day  of  June  (being  the  Monday  in  Whitson-week)  to  the  Sixth  Day 
of  August  then  next  following,  by  the  insurrection  of  the  Commons  of 
Cornwall  and  Devon,  this  City  was  strictly  besieged  for  five  and  thirty 
Days  space  without  any  intermission ;  and  albeit  the  Citizens  were  miserably 
pinched  with  Famine,  and  for  the  last  twelve  days  lived  on  Horse-bread, 
and  Horse-flesh,  yet  still  retained  their  Loyalty  to  their  Sovereign  Lord  the 
King.  And  at  last  through  much  difficulty  were  relieved  by  the  courage 
and  valour  of  George  Lord  Russel,  whom  the  King  sent  down  as  General 
of  an  army  for  their  deliverance,  by  whom  the  enemy  was  vanquished,  and 
on  the  Sixth  day  of  August,  in  the  Second  year  of  theReign  of  King  Edward 

iiiifs  Mnrtuar^   (Lifa^sti 

My  dear  Gardener: 

...  ^^  men  and  women  indi%-idually  and  collectively  realize  the  shortness  of  this 
life,  IS  it  not  natural  for  us  to  reach  back  to  our  ancestors  and  forward  with  solici- 
tude to  the  w^elfare  of  our  progeny? 

Away  back  and  deep  down  in  my  memorv  or  in  mv  fancies.  I  see  in  a  misty 
fashion  a  church,  such  as  I  wish  I  could  more  clearly  "recall,  embellished  in  sun- 
lig-ht  and  abounding-  with  the  most  beautiful  music  that  spread  to  the  outside 
through  the  open  doors  by  which  the  people  were  passing  in  and  out  in  a  way  to 
singularly  associate  the  dead,  living  and  unborn  in  harmony  with  eternity  and 
unending   ages. 

The  great  beauty  of  this  recollection  I  may  not  make  tangible  to  vou  for  the 
church  was  a  gem  and  correspondingly  located.  It  seems  to  me  as  if  "The  Church" 
had  been  in  some  old  Eastern  or  Oriental  country  where  the  customs  were  more 
rigid  than  those  we  are  accustomed  to.  and  where  "the  teaching  and  exercise  of  true 
morals  was  the  one  great  requirement  to  maintain  the  people  or  sect  from  cor- 
ruption among  themselves   or  from   invasion   bv  adjoining   countries   or   sects 

My  impression  is  that  there  was  a  peculiar  absence  of  service  as  we  would 
speak  It  or  think.  The  service  comes  to  me  dimly  as  if  the  entrance  into  The  Church 
was  a  service  of  mingling  with  the  traditions,  philosophv.  morals  and  religion  as 
partially  described  by  the  decorations,  so  arranged  that  the  greater  virtues  were 
emblazoned    amid    the    historical    and    victorious    events. 

Traditionally,  the  race  was  venerable  and  substantial  as  the  rocks.  "What  to 
us  are  Holidays  seem  to  them  Historical  days  and  such  service  as  they  had  was 
intended  and  observed  by  them  as  days  of  instruction  and  commemoration  cal- 
culated_  to  more  deeply  impress  upon  the  people  their  heritage,  and  their  duty  in 
transmitting  the  same  with  increased  glory  and  stability  to  the  following  genera- 

This  fanciful  description,  of  what  to  me  is  a  delightful  composite  comnre- 
hension  of  an  old  civilization,  with  lasting  stability  bv  virtue  of  its  portraying  a 
people  whose  traditions  reached  back  to  The  Old  Testament  times,  when  God's 
manifestations  were  startling  and  lasting,  prompts  me  to  ask  if  it  cannot  be  in- 
troduced as  a  counter-thought  to  The  Mortuary  Chanel  vou  have  regretfully  men- 
tioned several  times  and  make  this  Fancy  into  a  Memorial  Chapel,  located  beside 
the  road-way  of  time,  as  a  tender  of  respect  for  the  many  who  have  lived  and  for 
the  many  to  follow. 

As  we  are  dealing  in  fancies,  let  us  have  a  Beacon  Light  shining  back  to  1630 
and  just  as  far  ahead,  and  a  symbol  on  the  door  as  a  reminder  of  Immortalitv  and 
Resurrection.  ' 

Yours  truly, 


121  &urtJ?g  of  S^nnn  mh  fflnnttnall 

the  Sixth.  Onnoque  Domini  1549.  the  Gates  of  the  City  were  again  opened. 
In  remembrance  whereof  an  Anniversary  with  much  joy  and  solemnity  is 
here  kept,  and  thankfully  observed  on  every  fifth  of  x\ugust." 

"St.  Mary's  Clist.  four  miles  from  Exeter,  was  one  of  the  chief  scenes 
of  the  rebellion  in  1549  when  the  insurgents  laid  siege  to  Exeter.  In  August 
they  were  attacked  by  the  King's  army  ifTtder  Ltrrd  Rcssell.  By  a  Strata- 
gem Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy  one  of  the  chief  Captains  of  the  insurgents, 
obtained  a  temporary  victory,  and  the  wagons,  with  the  ammunition,  treasure, 
etc.,  belonging  to  the  King's  army  were  captured  by  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy. 
But  Lord  Russell  rallied  his  troops,  returned  to  the  attack  and  defeated  the 
enemy  with  great  slaughter." 

In  the  Catalogue  of  Sheriffs  of  Devon,  we  find:  Nicholas  la  Pomeray, 
bears  or  a  lion  rampant  gules  within  a  bordure  engrailed  sable,  temp. 
King  Edward  III.,  (1377). 

Thomas  Pomeroy,  same  arms,  2  Henry  IV.,   (1401). 

Richard  Pomeroy,  same  arms,  13  Henry  IV.,  (1412). 

Thomas  Pomeroy,  same  arms,  2  Henry  V.,  (1415). 

Edward  Pomeroy,  same  arms,  10  Henry  VI.,  (1432). 

Richard  Pomeroy,  same  arms,  13  Edward  IV.,  (1474). 

Sir  Richard  Pomeroy,  Kt.,  same  arms,  8  Henry  VII.,  (1492). 

27  Queen  Elizabeth  we  find  Sir  Edward  Seymour,  Bart.,  of  BERRY 
CASTLE,  (the  name  Pomeroy  being  omitted),  bears  gules  two  angels 
wings  paleways  inverted  or. 

Tradition  says  that  Totnes  was  a  place  of  note  before  the  Norman 
conquest.  That  it  was  at  Totnes  that  Brutus,  the  famous  Trojan,  landed 
after  his  marriage  with  the  daughter  of  the  King  of  Greece.  Havillanus, 
the  poet,  wrote : 

"From  hence  great  Brute  "with  his  Achates  steer'd 
Full  fraught  "with  Gallic  spoils  their  ships  appear'd; 
The  winds  and  gods  were  all  at  their  command; 
And  happy  Totnes  shew'd  them  grateful  land." 

And  then  the  Brutus  Stone  is  still  there;  that  granite  stone  jutting  from 
the  modern  pavement,  whereon  the  son  of  Silvius  leaped  from  the  vessel. 
From  this  stone  the  Mayor  of  Totnes  now  proclaims  the  accession  of  a 
sovereign  to  the  throne  of  Great  Britain. 

Tradition  also  says  that  it  was  at  Totnes  that  Vespatian  landed  when 
he  proceeded  to  the  siege  of  Exeter.  Roman  coins  have  been  discovered  at 
various  times  in  the  vicinity  of  the  river,  and  its  importance  in  Anglo- 
Saxon  days  is  attested  by  its  possession  of  a  mint  in  the  reign  of  Ethelred, 
978-1016.  There  is  an  account  of  the  arrival  and  reception  at  Totnes 
of  Ambrosius  and  Uter  Pendragon,  the  sons  of  Constantine,  when  they  re- 
turned from  Brittany,  and  made  successful  headway  against  the  tyranny 
of  Vortigem.  The  town  must  have  been  associated  with  the  earliest  his- 
tory of  Great  Britain.  Westcote,  a  chronicler  of  the  seventeenth  century, 
wrote  of  Totnes:  "It  prescribes  for  antiquitie  before  any  Great  Brytaine 

At  the  time  of  the  conquest  Totnes  formed  a  portion  of  the  demesne 
of  Edward  the  Confessor.    William  bestowed  it  with  107  manors  in  Devon 

^fn^alagg  of  the  j^omgroy  jFamUg l^^ 

on  Judhael,  who  is  said  to  have  been  a  son  of  Alured  the  Giant,  and  who 
is  credited  with  having  built  the  castle.  William  Rufus  banished  Judhael 
and  gave  his  barony  to  Roger  de  Noant.  In  the  reign  of  King  John,  the 
barony  was  jointly  held  by  Henry  de  Tracy  and  William  de  Braose,  grand- 
sons of  Judhael,  through  his  two  daughters,  whose  baptismal  names  have 
not  been  learned.  Thence  it  descended  to  Geoffrey  de  Camville,  father  of 
Amicia,  who  married  Henry  de  Pomeroy  (living  1267-1304).  The  manor 
of  Totnes  subsequently  came  into  the  possession  of  the  Baron  la  Zouche, 
and  in  1485  King  Henry  VH.  took  it  from  him  and  gave  both  Castle  and 
Lordship  to  Sir  Piers  Edgcombe,  whose  daughter  and  coheir,  Jane,  was  the 
wife  of  Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy.  Sir  Edward  Seymour  acquired  the 
manor  of  Totnes  at  the  same  time  that  Berry  Pomeroy  fell  into  his  hands. 
Sir  Thomas  de  Pomeroy  and  his  wife  realized  from  the  transaction  a 
small  tenement  in  Stoke-Gabriel  styled  "Wills." 
"18  Nov.  1640:  p.  36.  6. 

"Bill  of  Complaint  of  Valentine  Pomeroy  of  Sandridge,  Stoke-Gabriel, 
Esq.,  against  George  Rowe : 

"Recites  grant  by  Edward,  Duke  of  Somerset,  to  Sir  Thomas  Pomeroy 
and  Dame  Jane  his  wife,  grandmother  and  grandfather  of  Valentine 
Pomeroy,  of  a  tenement  called  Will  in  Stoke-Gabriel  to  hold  for  term  of 
their  lives;  remainder  to  their  son  Thomas  Pomeroy,  remainder  to  Arthur 
Pomeroy,  the  second  son,  with  other  remainders.  Thomas  Pomeroy  was 
father  of  Valentine." 

The  river  Dart  is  navigable  for  steamers  below  Totnes  bridge, 
although  other  sm.all  craft  ply  freely  above  that  obstruction.  In  ancient  times 
the  town  had  its  own  ships  and  an  extensive  commerce.  Sailing  down  the 
river  to  the  mouth  of  the  Dart  in  the  small  passenger  steamer  one  gets 
good  views  of  Stoke  Gabriel  and  Sandridge,  the  last  homes  held  by  the 
ancient  Pomeroy  Barons  in  Devonshire.  As  a  modern  dwelling,  the  house 
has  been  occupied  by  the  Davis  family,  and  was  the  birth-place  of  John 
Davis,  one  of  the  first  Arctic  explorers.  Sandridge  and  Stoke-Gabriel  were 
inherited  by  younger  sons  of  the  lords  of  the  manor  of  Berry  Pomeroy. 
It  was  a  small  tenement  called  Wills  in  Stoke  Gabriel  to  which  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeroy  and  his  wife  retired  after  they  lost  the  Pomeroy  estates  to  Sir 
Edward  Seymour. 

The  history  of  Dartmouth  is  replete  with  stirring  episodes  of  war  and 
rapine.  Corsairs  from  Breton  were  repulsed  in  a  notable  attack  at  a  time 
when  they  hoped  to  surprise  and  sack  the  city.  They  were  opposed  by  a 
force  of  600  men  entrenched  along  the  banks  of  the  river,  supported  by  the 
matrons  and  maids  in  the  center.  The  Bretons,  although  notable  knights  and 
men-at-arms,  were  gallantly  repulsed  and  left  many  dead  and  some  prisoners. 
Some  time  later  they  returned  and  finding  the  town  unprepared  for  attack 
they  captured  and  burnt  it.  Dartmouth,  as  one  of  the  natural  harbors  of 
England,  kept  a  training  ship,  the  old  "Britannia"  being  the  last  one  on  duty. 
She  has  been  relieved  since  the  construction  of  a  palatial  naval  college. 
which  has  taken  over  the  duties. 

Kingswear,  the  terminal  station  of  the  Dartmouth  branch  of  the  London 
&  Great  Western  Railway,  also  has  its  historical  interest.  It  is  said  to  have 
been  the  port  of  departure  of  King  Richard  on  his  crusade  to  the  Holy 


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Land,  and  two  hundred  years  later  thirty  ships  and  a  full  complement  of 
fighting  men  sailed  from  Kingswear  to  take  part  in  the  battle  of  Sluys. 

Brixham,  on  Berry  Head,  is  also  closely  associated  with  the  Pomeroy 
family,  and  as  late  as  1818  Brixham  Pomeroys  have  emigrated  to  the  United 
States  from  that  interesting  port.  While  they  do  not  trace  their  ances- 
tors by  generations,  the  English  parish  records  contained  in  this  volume 
will  lead  them  in  the  right  direction,  if  they  can  fill  an  intervening 
gap  of  two  hundred  years.  English  documents  at  the  British  Museum  tell 
us  that  the  Pomeroys  of  Devonshire  owned  all  the  shores  of  Tor  Bay.  one 
of  the  finest  harbors  in  the  world,  and  in  which  at  any  time  may  be  seen 
riding  at  anchor  five  or  six  of  England's  great  ships-of-war.  The  Valletorts 
and  Co'rbets,  kinsmen  of  the  Pomeroys,  also  held  lands  at  Brixham.  Tor- 
Bay  was  infested  by  pirates  and  privateers  in  the  early  days,  lying  at  anchor 
to  await  the  approach  of  unarmed  merchant  ships.  Commodore  Drake, 
the  naval  hero  of  Devonshire,  captured  and  brought  into  Tor  Bay  the  great 
Spanish  galleon  Capitana,  leaving  her  in  charge  of  the  Brixham  fishermen 
until  the  store  of  powder  in  her  hold  could  be  secured.  There  is  a  statue 
on  the  dock  pier  of  William  Prince  of  Orange,  King  William  III.,  who  first 
placed  his  feet  on  British  soil  at  Brixham.  And  it  is  said  that  it  was 
here  in  Tor  Bay  that  Sir  Ralph  de  La  Pommeraie  brought  the  fleet  in  which 
he  and  his  retainers  had  crossed  from  Normandy,  landed  after  the  battle 
of  Hastings  and  marched  back  over  Berry  Head  in  search  of  the  natural 
defensive  location  upon  which  to  build  his  stronghold.  Berry  Pomeroy 

Torquay  and  Paignton  also  command  excellent  views  of  Tor  Bay.  The 
former  is  a  very  romantic  spot  and  is  thought  by  some  of  the  visitors  to  be 
the  Queen  of  all  the  cities  of  this  region.  One  of  its  chief  attractions,  aside 
from  the  bay,  is  Kent's  cavern,  considered  to  be  one  of  the  most  remarkable 
caves  in  the  world.  It  has  been  thoroughly  investigated  by  the  Devon^ 
shire  Association  of  Savants.  Paignton  is  now  and  has  been  for  many  years 
a  fashionable  watering  place.  It  is  the  most  convenient  and  pleasant 
locality  for  the  headquarters  of  parties  who  purpose  visiting  the  parks  and 
castle  of  Berry  Pomeroy.  Although  the  distance  is  greater  than  that  from 
Totnes,  the  motor  busses  running  between  Paignton  and  Totnes,  one  shill- 
ing for  the  trip,  are  always  ready  to  take  the  visitor  on  the  way  to  Berry 
Pomeroy,  leaving  him  at  the  forks  of  the  road  to  walk  through  the  woods 
and  park.  This  short  ramble  includes  the  village  and  church  of  Berry  Pome- 
roy and  is  enjoyable  at  any  season.  No  district  in  Devonshire  is  so  glowing 
in  beautiful  foliage  and  charming  green  lanes  leading  into  mysterious 
distances  as  are  found  in  the  neighborhood  of  Berry  Pomeroy  and  the  Valley 
of  the  Dart. 

Comworthy  is  about  four  miles  from  Totnes,  and  had  once  a  priory 
of  the  order  of  St.  Austin.  It  was  founded  in  1237  by  the  Zouche  family, 
which  acquired  in  later  days  a  moiety  of  the  hundreds  of  Sir  Thomas 
Pomeroy  and  Sir  Peter  Edgecomb,  but  which  were  returned  to  their  former 
lords  by  King  Henry  VIII.  The  last  prioress  was  Avisia  Dynham,  who 
was  elected  Jan.,  1520.  The  community  then  consisted  of  but  seven  nuns 
and  was  subject  to  the  priory  of  Totnes.  The  priory  buildings  have  long 
since  disappeared,  but  on  Court  Prior  farm  are  still  to  be  seen  the  remains 

(S^n^alugg  of  ll|?  J^om^roy  3Famxlg  124 

of  a  double  groined  arched  gateway,  over  which  are  the  remains  of  a  tower. 
It  was  here  at  Cornworthy  that  Edward  Harrys  Hved,  his  first  wife  being 
Phillippa  Vowell.  daughter  of  Agnes  Pomeroy ;  his  second  wife  was  Anne, 
daughter  of  William  Huckmore,  who  after  Mr.  Harrys'  death  married  Henry 
Pomeroy,  our  ancestor  of  the  sixteenth  generation. 

And  then  we  come  to  Harburton,  which  is  beautifully  located  in  a 
valley  and  is  a  village  of  some  pretension,  St.  Andrew  Church  stands  in 
the  center  of  the  town  as  may  be  seen  in  the  engraving,  and  is  of  the  per- 
pendicular style  of  the  fifteenth  century,  the  tower  being  embattled  and 
pinnacled.  There  is  a  handsome  screen  of  carved  oak,  while  the  clustered 
columns  have  foliated  capitals.  The  circular  font  is  Anglo-Norman  and 
there  are  three  richly  canopied  stalls  in  the  chancel.  The  church  has  some 
richly  stained  glass  windows  and  interesting  memorials.  The  churchyard 
cross  is  modeled  from  that  at  Chewton  jNIendip,  one  of  the  four  rare  cano- 
pied crosses  of  Somerset.  It  was  at  Harberton  that  John,  third  son  of 
Thomas  Pomeroy  of  the  seventeenth  generation  lived,  and  the  town  which 
gave  its  name  to  Arthur  Pomeroy  with  the  title  of  Viscount  Harberton  of 
Castle  Carberry  in  1783. 



l^ia  IfBir^nJiantB  m  Am?nra 

"But  there  remained  two  of  the  men  in 
the  camp,  the  name  of  the  one  was  Eldad  and 
the  name  of  the  other  Medad;  and  the  spirit 
rested  upon  them;  and  they  were  of  them 
that  were  written,  hut  went  not  out  unto  the 
tabernacle;  and  they  prophesied  in  the  camp. 

"And  there  ran  a  young  man,  and  told 
Moses,  and  said,  Eldad  and  Medad  do 
prophesy  in  the  camp. 

"And  Joshua,  the  son  of  Nun,  the  ser- 
vant of  Moses,  one  of  his  young  men,  an- 
swered and  said.  My  lord,  Moses,  forbid 

"And  Moses  said  unto  him,  Enviest  thou 
for  my  sake?  Would  God  that  all  the 
Lord's  people  were  prophets,  and  that  the 
Lord  would  put  his  spirit  upon  them!" — Num- 
bers, 11:26-2^. 

History  teaches  that  the  Puritans  and  Pilgrims  began  the  migration 
from  England  during  the  last  years  of  the  reign  of  James  I.,  and  that  it 
continued  to  grow  in  volume  after  Charles  I.  succeeded  to  the  throne,  1620 
to  1650,  by  reason  of  undesirable  civil  and  religious  conditions,  inaugurated 
by  him,  to  which  it  was  impossible  for  the  earnest  men  and  women  of  the 
day  to  conform.  The  civil  troubles  arose  principally  from  the  illegal  per- 
sistence of  Charles  I.,  to  levy  ship-tax  and  army-tax  without  discrimination. 
Thomas   Wentworth,    who   was   eager    to   establish    his   power   in   larger 

"^'  r?*i":^v"^^ 

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1   ^^^Swi'ftfi^v  '!■■    ■     .sss^a^i     -'"''^1  ii  mull  I'V^r  ^tf^^z -.-  r  • 

The    oldest    record    preserved    at    the    Beaminster    Church.      The    birth    of    Eltweed 
Pomeroy,    son    of    Richard,    Is    the    first    entry.  « 

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measure,  found  that  only  a  standing  army  could  enable  him  to  gratify  his 
personal  desire  for  honors,  and  directed  untiring  energies  to  that  end. 

In  the  meantime,  William  Laud  was  the  administrator  of  ecclesiastical 
conscience,  and  as  Archbishop  of  Canterbury  he  had  departed  farther  from 
the  principles  of  the  Reformation  and  had  drawn  nearer  to  the  observances 
of  the  church  of  Rome  than  any  of  the  prelates  of  the  Anglican  church. 
It  is  said  that  his  theologf}-  was  more  remote  than  even  that  of  the  Dutch 
Armenians  from  the  theology  of  Calvin.  His  ill-considered  dislike  of  the 
marriage  of  ecclesiastics  would  have  made  him  an  object  of  aversion  to  the 
Puritans,  even  if  he  had  used  gentle  means  for  the  attainment  of  his  ends. 
But  he  was  inclined  to  mistake  his  own  wicked  emotions  for  religious 
zeal.  Hence  the  remote  corners  of  the  realm  were  subject  to  constant 
inspection.  Every  congregation  of  Separatists  (Non-conformists)  was 
trailed  and  their  meetings  broken  up.  And  the  tribunals  offered  no  pro- 

At  this  conjunction  many  of  the  English  people  looked  to  the  American 
wilderness  as  the  only  asylum  in  which  they  could  enjoy  the  comforts  of 
their  religion  in  peace  and  without  fear.  It  was  then  that  a  few  resolute 
Puritans  and  Pilgrims,  who,  in  the  cause  of  their  religion,  entertained  no 
thought  of  the  tempest  of  the  ocean,  nor  the  hardships  of  uncivilized  life, 
made  the  passage  to  the  new  world,  and  built  amid  the  primeval  forests, 
their  homes  and  villages,  which  have  to  this  day  retained  some  trace  of  the 
character  derived  from  their  founders.  The  English  government  made 
great  effort  to  stop  this  stream  of  emigration,  but  could  not  prevent  the 
population  of  New  England  from  being  recruited  by  its  best  citizens,  God- 
fearing men,  from  every  part  of  Old  England. 

Among  those  spirited  and  determined  men  and  women  we  find  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  and  his  wife,  Margery  Rockett  Pomeroy.  In  February,  1630.  as 
a  Pilgrim  he  attended  the  meetings  of  the  Puritans  in  the  New  Hospital, 
Plymouth,  with  a  purpose  to  emigrate  to  the  New  World.  This  company 
was  principally  from  the  counties  of  Devon,  Dorset  and  Somerset.  They 
selected  the  Rev.  John  Wareham  of  Exeter  and  the  Rev.  John  Maverick 
as  their  pastors. 

On  March  30,  1630.  they  embarked  in  the  400-ton  ship  "Mary  and 
John,"  Captain  Squeb.  The  number  of  the  company  was  one  hundred  and 
forty.  After  seventy  days'  sail  they  entered  the  harbor  of  Nantasket,  and 
landed  at  Matapan,  where  they  laid  out  the  town  of  Dorchester,  named  in 
honor  of  the  old  home  of  so  many  of  the  company ;  and  also  of  that  of  the 
Rev.  John  White,  their  friend  and  patron.  We  now  have  Eltweed  Pomeroy 
filling  the  interval  between  his  ancestors  of  the  Old  World  and  his  descen- 
dants of  the  New,  -established  at  Dorchester,  in  the  Colony  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay. 

1  ELTWEED  POMEROY,  (son  of  Richard),  bp.  July  4,  1585. 
Beaminster,  County  Dorset,  England;  m.  (1)  May  4,  1617,  at  Bea- 
minster,  Johana  Keech,  who  d.  Nov.  27,  1620,  Beaminster;  he  m.  (2) 
May  7,  1629,  at  Crewkerne,  County  Somerset,  England,  Margery 
Rockett,  birth  date  unknown,  d.  July  5,  1655,  Windsor,  Conn.,  she 
having  emigrated  wdth  her  husband  to  America,  and  was  the  mother 
of  all  his  children  born  in  America;  he  m.  (3)  Nov.  30,  1661,  Lydia 

-Brown,  (widow  of  Thomas  Parsons);  Eltweed  Pomeroy  d.  March, 
1673,  at  the  home  of  his  son,  Medad,  Northampton,  Mass. ;  tradition 
asserts  that  he  became  blind. 

2d  gen.    Children  by  ist  ii'ife: 

2  Dinah   Pomeroy,  bp.   Aug.   6,   1617,   Beaminster,   England;  d.   at 

3  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  1619;  d.  1621,  Beaminster,  England. 

Children  by  2d  ivife: 

4  Eldad  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.,  1630,  Plymouth,  County  Devon,  England; 
^.  admitted  freeman  at  Dorchester,  Massachusetts  Bay,    1638,   (sic.)  ; 

''  granted  by  the  committee  of  the  General  Court,  about  1660,  fifteen 
acres  of  meadow  land  and  ploughing  at  Massan.  on  the  west  side 
of  the  Connecticut  River,  which  he  sold  to  Jonathan  Gillett ;  he  was 
betrothed  to  Susanna,  only  child  of  Henry  Cunlifte,  and  left  her 
part  of  his  property  by  will ;  d.  May  22,  1662,  Northampton,  Mass. ; 

5  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Dorchester;  d.  Dec.   19,  1640,  Windsor,  Conn. 

6  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Dorchester;  d.  1647,  Windsor. 

7  Medad  Pomeroy,  bp.  Aug.  19,  1638.  4- 

8  Caleb  Pomeroy,  bp.  March  6,  1641.  4- 

9  Mary  Pomeroy,  bp.  April  21,   1644,  Windsor;  d.   1657,  Windsor. 

10  Joshua  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  22,  1646.  + 

11  Joseph  Pomeroy,  bp.  June  20,  1652.  + 

It  is  held  by  some  descendants  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  that  there  were 
two  other  children ;  but  if  so  the  Annalist  has  been  unable  to  find 
such  records. 

Copy  of  a  letter  from  Rev.  A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar  of  Beaminster.  County 
!      Dorset,  England : 

1  "Beaminster    Vicarage,  Dorset, 

1      "My  dear  Sir:—  "Jan.  31,  1907. 

^  "You  will  remember  my  giving  you  about  a  year  ago  the  date  of  the 

\  baptism  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  son  of  Richard  Pomeroy.  You  asked  me  to 
j  let  you  know  if  I  happened  to  come  across  any  other  entries  relating  to 
\  that  family.  I  have  now  copied  the  diocesan  transcripts  to  the  end  of  1624, 
but  my  records  are  not  complete,  as  there  are  several  years  missing,  viz: 
1589-1590,  eight  years  missing  after  1594,  1616  and  1622,  1627-1633,  and 
1636-1639.  Your  family  is  peculiarly  fortunate  as  the  record  of  the  chris- 
tening of  Eltweed  Pomeroy  is  the  first  entry-  in  the  Registry.  I  find  the 
baptism  of  two  other  Pomeroys,  younger  brothers  of  Eltw-eed  perhaps, 
although  the  parents'  names  are  not  stated : 
"Edward  Pomeroy,  bapt.  4  March  1591. 
"Henry  Pomeroy,  bapt.  5  Aug.  1593. 

"Edward  died  before  he  was  two  years  old  and  was  buried  19  July 
1592.    Another  day  I  may  come  across  Henry  again. 

"I  learn  from  another  member  of  the  American  Pomeroys,  who  was 
here  last  summer,  that  Eltweed  married  Mary  Rockett  at  Crewkerne,  7  May 
1629.   This  is  no  doubt  well  known  to  you,  but  you  may  not  be  aware  that 


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Photographic  evidence  of  the  death  of  Johanna  Keech.  first  wife  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy. 

Eltweed  had  been  previously  married  at  B^aminster,  to  Joan  Keech,  date  4 
May  1616.    Two  daughters  were  born  to  them : 

"Dinah  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  6,  1617, 

"Eh'zabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  1619;  d.  1621. 

"I  can  find  no  sons.  Joan,  the  wife  of  Eltweed,  was  buried  27  Nov. 
1620,  when  her  daughter  Elizabeth  was  just  a  year  old.  So  when  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  married  Margery  Rockett  he  had  been  a  widower  nearly  seven 
years,  unless  there  was  another  marriage  between. 

"I  am  glad  to  be  able  to  give  you  the  above  notes  and  hope  they  may 
be  of  some  interest.  If  you  are  ever  in  the  old  country  again  and  near 
enough,  I  hope  you  will  call  on  me. 

"Yours  faithfully, 

"H.  B.  Pomeroy,  Esq.  (Signed)     "A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar." 

The  record  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy 's  baptism  to  which  the  Rev.  A.  A. 
Leonard  refers  is  as  follows : 

"Beaminster:  Eltwitt,  son  of  Richarde  Pomeraye  was  christened  the 
fowerth  of  Julie."     (The  year  is  given  over  the  entry.) 

The  indorsement  following  the  above  statement  is:  "This  is  the  first 
entry  in  the  records,  and  signed:  - 

A.  A.  Leonard,  Vicar. 
Beaminster  Parish  Church,  Dorset. 

(From  Abstracts  of  Wills  in  the  Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury.    Reg- 
ister Soame,  1620.     1  Soame,  136-64.    Somerset  House.) 

John  Rockett  alias  Wakeley  of  Holdich,  parish  of  Thorncombe,  County 
Devon,  (sic)  (Date  7  Nov.  1615).  Churches  and  poor  of  Thomecorabe  and 
Hawkchurch,  County  Dorset,  and  poor  of  Chardstocke,  County  Dorset; 
dau.  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Richard  Wilkins,  Johane  Wilkins,  dau.  of  said 
Elizabeth  and  Richard,  Mary  Wilkins,  their  youngest  daughter;  kinswoman 
Elizabeth  Rockett,  dwelling  in  my  house;  brother-in-law  Lawrence  Pye; 
sons  Richard  Wilkins,  Thomas  and  Nicholas  Rockett,  tenement  called 
Chackridge,  parish  of  Hawkechurch,  County  Dorset;  John  Rockett  son  of 
Thomas  Rockett,  (under  21)  ;  Thomas  Rockett  son  of  said  Thomas  (under 
21);  other  children  of  said  Thomas,  lands  in  Thornecombe  bot.  of  John 
Edgar,  gent,  called  Muttleburyes  Common  Close;  Indr.  date  13  March  4 
James  1  ( 1607)  ;  land  called  Herriges  Westlease  and  Little  Pidmore, 
parish  of  Thornecombe,  leased  from  Alexander  Walker  of  Combe  St. 
Nicholas,  County  Somerset,  gent  and  Helen  his  wife,  Nicholas  Walker  of 
Thornecombe,  gent  and  Marg.  his  wife  ;  John  Rossiter  of  Henton  St.  George, 
County  Somerset,  gent,  and  John  Symmes  of  Chard,  County  Somerset, 
yeom. ;  grandchildren  Johane  and  Elizabeth  Rockett,  daughters  of  son 
Nicholas,  land  called  Gribb  in  Thornecombe,  bot  of  John  Edgar,  son  of  John 
Edgar  the  elder  of  Thornecombe,  gent,  and  John  Edgar  the  younger;  two 
poor  scholars  of  Thornecombe ;  school  there ;  Richard  Channon  of  Winshani, 
County  Somerset;  gr.  chn,  are  under  21;  exors  said  sons  Thomas  and 

Cod.  (Dat.  "a  little  before  his  death.")  Nicholas,  son  of  son  Nicholas; 
Robert,  son  of  son  Thomas;  Robert,  son  of  son-in-law  Richard  Wilkins, 

CSfttf alogtj  of  tl|F  Pom^roy  Jamxlg  128 

land  bot  of  Anthony  Freeke  in  Henwood  called  Common  Close ;  Mary  Wil- 
kins,  dau.  of  son-in-law  Ric.  Wilkins ;  ]\Iary  Rockett,  dau.  of  son  Thomas ; 
Mary  Rockett,  dau.  of  son  Nicholas :  sister  Joan  Pye ;  Thomas  Clarke ; 
John  Larcombe  ;  Robt.  Channing ;  Alice  Palf  rie ;  Nathaniel  Saunders  ;  sister 
Christian  Channing ;  Walter  Lane ;  John  Bagwell ;  Henry  Adams ;  Robt. 
Michell ;  Nic.  Bovvditch ;  Peter  Adams ;  John  Whedon ;  William  Knott ; 
Mathevv  Cookney;  Edward  Moore. 

(No  sig.)   (Pr.  8  Jan.  1619-20.) 

Your  Secretary  and  Annalist,  while  in  England,  examined  the  original 
of  the  will  of  John  Rockett  alias  Wakeley,  at  Somerset  House.  It  filled 
three  pages  of  the  large  parchment  INISS.  books,  but  no  one  is  permitted  to 
copy  those  old  wills  entire  and  must  be  satisfied  with  transcripts  such  as  is 
presented  here.  While  there  was  no  further  reference  to  Wakely  in  the 
nature  of  an  explanation  why  John  Rockett  carried  that  alias  into  his 
will,  most  other  points  are  definite  enough  for  our  purpose.  This  entire 
family  of  Rocketts  came  to  America,  John  coming  with  his  sister  Mary 
or  Margery.  We  find  in  "Pope's  Pioneers  of  Massachusetts,"  page  388, 
the  entry:  ""John  Rockett,  propr.,  1638,  Dorchester  Mass."  Savage  also 
mentions  Nicholas,  John  and  Richard  Rockett,  and  says  it  is  also  written 
"Rockwood."  The  Adams  family,  members  of  which  are  mentioned  in 
this  will,  the  Channons,  Pye,  Wilkins  and  many  other  families  from  the 
parishes  of  Hawkechurch  and  Thornecombe  came  over  during  the  next 
two  or  three  years.  One  of  our  Vice-Presidents,  Mrs.  Deborah  Pomeroy 
Darling,  has  made  a  close  study  of  the  Rockett  family  and  found  some  very 
interesting  and  conclusive  notes  on  the  subject,  developing  the  fact  that 
the  persons  mentioned  in  John  Rockett's  will  intermarried  and  were  neigh- 
bors in  the  Colonies,  Massachusetts  and  Connecticut.  The  name  of  Richard 
Rockett  appears  in  the  records  of  the  first  settlers  of  Dorchester  in  1630. 
He  removed  to  Weymouth,  thence  to  Braintree,  where  he  died  in  1660. 
He  was  of  the  company  that  removed  to  Windsor,  Conn.,  1635-1636,  but 
did  not  go  there  at  the  time  of  the  migration.  He  had  married  Agnes, 
widow  of  Zachariah  Bicknell,  who  came  from  Weymouth,  England.  This 
Richard  is  perhaps  one  of  "the  other  children  of  said  Thomas"  mentioned 
in  the  will  of  John  Rockett,  the  grandfather.  Mrs.  Darling  continues :  In 
the  Medfield  Record,  "Nicholas  Rockwood*  and  Margaret  Holliock  mar- 
ried May  16,  1656.  Nicholas  Rockwood,  who  was  of  the  Wareham  com- 
pany, England,  came  in  the  "Mary  and  John,"  Capt.  Squebb ;  landed  first 
at  Nantasket,  and  were  first  settlers  of  Dorchester  before  Boston  was 
settled:  he  died  at  Medfield,  1680.  This  Nicholas  was  perhaps  a  son  of 
John  Rockett,  mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  grandfather,  as  under  twenty- 
one,  his  father  being  Thomas,  and  his  uncle  was  Nicholas. 

"I  examined  the  genealogy  of  Henry  Adams  and  am  sure  that  he  was 
the  Henry  Adams  mentioned  in  the  Rockett  will,  and  that  Peter  Adams  also 
mentioned  in  that  will  was  one  of  his  sons,  although  he  may  have  had  a 
brother  Peter.  He  came  with  eight  sons  and  several  of  those  sons  moved 
to  Medfield  with  the  Rocketts,  and  the  families  intermarried  also.  President 
John  Adams  and  his  family  claim  descent  from  Henry  Adams. 

•Doubtless  a  son  of  Nicholas  Rockett  of  the  Wareham  company. 






J29  ^Itm^th  ^omrrng  in  Am^rtra 

"On  a  stone  in  the  Braintree  cemetery,  erected  by  John  Adams,  is 

^"^^".  In  memory  of  Henry  Adams,  who  took  his  flight  from  the  Dragon 
Persecution   in   Devonshire,   England,   and   alighted   with   eight  sons  near 

Mt.  Wollaston,' "  etc.  ^   ^  ,      t^     i    ..    c 

We  now  have  three  of  the  grandchildren  of  John  Rockett,  br.,  ac- 
counted for  in  America,  leaving  Robert  Rockett,  son  of  Thomas,  to  repre- 
sent the  family  in  England.  The  Secretary  found  the  will  o  Robert 
Rockett  at  Somerset  House,  and  for  a  time  thought  it  was  the  wi  1  of  this 
Robert,  as  it  was  witnessed  by  John  Pinnye.  John  Rockett  the  mder  John 
Rockett  the  Younger,  and  Robert  Pesinge ;  pro.  13  Dec.  1500.  Closer 
study,  however,  convinces  that  it  is  the  will  of  Robert,  brother  of_  John 
Rockett  the  Elder.  In  this  will  there  is  an  item  giving  Unto  Richard 
Channon  and  Mary  Rockett  Three  poundes  six  shillings  eight  pence  apiece 
at  their  several  ages  of  One  and  Twenty  years."  This  Richard  Channon 
was  a  nephew  of  both  elder  Rockets.  ,    -r^     ,         j     a 

To  establish  the  identity  of  the  names  Rocket  and  Rock^vood,  the 
deed  found  by  Mrs.  Darling  will  suffice.  It  is  from  the  records  m  the 
court  house  at  Cambridge,  i\Iass. :  „     .      ,     ^  •     tt     ,  •  ^       "^.^ 

"I  John  Rocet,  husbandman,  of  Medway"  give  land  in  Hopkmton  to 
my  son  John  Rocket  of  Medway,  part  of  a  lot  of  land  granted  formerly  to 
William  Yory  by  the  Gen'l  Court  284  acres,  bounded  by  land  of  Jasper 
Adams  of  Benjamin  Thayer's  heirs,  on  common  land,  on  land  of  John 
Tones,  land  of  Samuel  Adkins,  etc.,  Dec.  24,  1729,  and  in  the  third  year  of 
the  reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second,  by  the  Grace  of  God. 

of  Great  Britain  King,  &c." 

*  John  Rocket  and  Seal. 

"Jeremiah  Daniel, 
"Henry  Daniel,  Witn. 

"Medway,  March  ve  21,  1739-40,  John  Rockivood  within  written 
appeared  and  fully  acknowledged  the  within  written  instrument  to  be  his 

act  and  deed.  ,  ^,  x    .    n 

"Before  me,  "Edward  Clapp,  Just.  Peace. 

"Camb.  January  31,  1746." 

Proved  13  Dec.  1600. 
(From  '"Notes  on  the  Early  Rockwoods  of  Massachusetts,"  by  Charles  A. 

Flagg.     1905.) 

"Rockwood  and  Rockett  are  used  interchangeably,  with  the  latter  form 
predominating.  For  example:  The  Vital  Statistics  of  Medfield,  Mass., 
down  to  1728,  as  kept  by  the  town  clerks  show  eleven  Rockets,  forty-nine 
Rocketts,  one  Rockit,  and  five  Rockwoods,  all  members  of  one  family,  ihe 
tradition  is  given  here  that  one  Rock-wood,  a  page  at  the  Court  of  Henry 
VIII.,  played  chess  and  won  from  the  King  a  manor  and  that  he  received 
from  the  King  for  his  arms  six  chess  rooks."  . 

Then  the  question  arises :  Is  Mar;/  and  Margery,  a  girl  s  name,  also 
interchangeable?  Is  Margery  a  diminutive 'of  Mary?  It  appears  from  the 
mass  of  records  we  have  assembled  that  Eltweed  Pomeroy's  wife  was  as 
susceptible  to  pet  names,  or  a  change  in  style  from  the  name  bestowed  at 

(Bgttgabgii  of  ll]e  Pomgroif  Jmntlg 130 

christening,  as  are  the  young  girls  of  the  present  day.  She  was  christened 
Mary,  married  as  Alarjerv,  and  died  as  Mary,  tlie  latter  on  authority  of 
Windsor,  Conn.,  records:'  "Died,  July  5,  1655,  Mary,  wife  of  Eltweed 

(From  a  leaflet,  compiled  bv  William  W.  Rodman,  and  communicated  by 
Mrs.  Henry  Thorp  Bnfkley,  "Eltweed  Pomeroy  of  Dorchester,  Mass., 
and  Windsor,  Conn.,  and' Four  Generations  of  his  Descendants,"  re- 
printed from  Neiv  England  Historical  and  Genealogical  Register, 
for  July,  1902,  zi-'ith  some  additions.) 

"Of  his  first  wife,  the  mother  of  his  eight  children,  ^we  know  only  that 
she  was  named  ]\Iary,  and  died  in  Windsor,  July  5,  1655." 

The  photograph  of  the  register  at  the  parish  church  of  Crewkerne, 
Somerset,  England,  testified  to  by  Herbert  Gaye,  Vicar,  and  presented 
herewith,  studied  through  a  strong  glass,  spells  the  name  ''Maryery,"  and 
is  no  doubt  intended  for  a  diminutive  of  Mary.  Hotten's  Original  List 
has  a  Mary  spelled  "Maryes"  Harries,  of  Stoke  Pomeroy  in  Devon,  Eng- 
land ;  aged  twenty-three  years  or  thereabouts. 

The  prool  is  not  conclusive,  however,  that  Mary  Rockett,  dau.  of  son 
Thomas  Rockett,  of  the  will  of  grandfather  John  Rockett  of  Holdich, 
parish  of  Thornecombe.  County  Devon  (the  parish  is  in  both  Devon  and 
Dorset)  was  wife  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy.  The  parishes  named  in  the  will, 
and  Honiton,  Crewkerne  and  Beaminster  are  all  within  a  radius  of  ten 
miles.  The  Annalist  was  at  each  of  these  places.  All  are  reached  by  the 
London  and  Southwestern  Railroad,  except  Beaminster,  which  is  about 
six  miles  from  the  railroad,  a  conveyance  running  once  a  day. 

Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury — Somerset  House.    Fol.  80.     Wallop. 

In  the  name  of  God,  Amen.  On  the  5th  day  of  June,  A.  D.  1600,  I 
Robert  Rockett  of  Hawkechurch  in  the  Countie  of  Dorset,  sicke  of  bodie  but 
perfecte  of  mind  and  memorie  do  make  and  ordaine  this  my  last  will  and 
Testament  in  mannor  and  forme  following,  viz. : 

ffirst,  I  will  and  bequeath  my  soule  into  the  hands  of  God  and  my  bodie 
to  the  earth. 

Item.  I  give  to  the  poor  of  the  parish  Twenty  shillinges,  the  one-half 
to  be  distributed  by  my  wief  and  the  other  half  at  the  f  feaste  of  the  Nativitye 
of  Christ  next  foUowinge. 

Item.     I  give  unto  every  of  my  grd.  children  ffower  pence. 

Item.  I  give  unto  Richard  Channon  and  unto  Mary  Rockett  Thre 
poundes  six  shillings  eighte  pence  apiece  at  their  several  ages  of  One  and 
Twenty  years. 

Item.  I  give  unto  my  sister  Marie  and  Alice  her  daughter  Thre  shil- 
linges ffouer  pence  apeece. 

Item.     I  give  unto  Thomas  Allen  six  shillinges  eight  pence. 

Item.  I  give  unto  Edward  Bragg  one-half  acre  of  my  wheate  nowe 
in  grounde. 

Itim.  I  give  unto  tiie  thre  eldest  children  of  my  sister  Christian  one 
sheepe  apiece. 

Ttv-;-  C/-. 


(Eliurrh  at  (Urnukrntr  -  ^omrrsft 

where  Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  Margery  Rockett 

were  married 


(Crrmkrrn^  -  i'flmrrfirt 

131  Elttuf^Jj  J^fltttrrog  in  Am^rtra 

Item.     I  give  unto  my  thre  servantes  every  of  them,  a  sheepe. 

Item.     I  give  unto  John  Pinny  the  younger  one  heiffer  of  one  yeares 

Item.     I  give  unto  John  Pinney  the  elder  one  yew  sheepe  and  all  my 
outhouses  (meaning  shelter  for  sheep  and  poultry  in  the  fields),  with  all 
such  movable  thinges  as  are  appertaginge  to  the  same,  and  one  wood  ryme 
standing  againste  and  out-howse. 

All  the  rest  of  my  goodes,  chattells  and  household  stufte  whatsoever, 
moveable  and  unmoveable  not  before  given  or  bequeathed  I  give  and  be- 
queathe unto  Anne  my  weif  whom  I  make  my  full  and  whole  executrix,  and 
after  the  decease  of  my  wief  unto  Thomas  Pynnye  her  sonne,  and  hereby  re- 
nownce  all  former  w'ills  and  gitiftes  whatsoverer,   and  that  tliis  may  the 
better  stande  and  be  in  effecte  I  have  called  to  witness 
John  Pinnye 
John  Rocket  the  elder 
John  Rocket  the  younger 
and  Robert  Pesinge. 

Eltweed  Pomeroy  took  the  oath  of  Freeman  in  the  Colony  of  Massa- 
i  chusetts  Bay  on  jMarch  4,  1632. — (Mass.  Colony  Records,  Vol  I.  page  36^.) 
I  *  *  *  jjg  ^^^g  Qj^g  q£  ^Yie  first  settlers  and  proprietors  of  the  town  of 
I  Dorchester,  and  First  Selectman  in  1633. — (History  of  Dorchester,  i8^g, 
I  PP'  33-35-)  *  *  *  The  first  qualification  essential  to  attain  to  the  privi- 
i  leges  of  Freeman  was  that  the  candidate  be  a  member  of  some  church,  no 
I  age  limit  being  mentioned:  "To  the  end  the  body  of  Freeman  may  be 
\  preserved  of  honest  and  good  men.  It  is  ordered,  That  henceforth  no 
I  man  shall  be  admitted  to  the  freedom  of  this  commonwealth,  but  such 
I  as  are  members  of  some  of  the  Churches,  within  the  limits  of  this  jur- 
■i       isdiction." — (Colonial  Laws,  164"/) 

1  "In  answer  to  that  part  of  His  Majestyes  Letter  of  June  28,  1662, 

I  Concerning  Admission  of  Freemen:  This  Court  doth  Declare,  That  the 
I  Law  prohibiting  all  Persons  except  Members  of  Churches,  and  that  also 
\  for  allowance  of  them  in  any  County  Court,  are  hereby  Repealed,  And 
I  do  hereby  also  Order  and  Enact,  That  from  henceforth  all  English  men 
]  presenting  a  Certificate  under  the  hand  of  the  Ministers,  or  Minister  of 
i  the  Place  where  they  dwell,  that  they  are  Orthodox  in  Religion,  and  not 
I  Vicious  in  their  Lives,  and  also  a  certificate  under  the  hands  of  the  Select- 
I  men  of  the  place,  or  the  major  part  of  them,  that  they  are  Free  holders. 
I  *  *  *  It  shall  be  in  the  liberty  of  all  and  every  such  Person  or  Persons, 
I  being  twenty-four  years  of  age,  Plouseholders,  and  settled  Inhabitants  in 
I  this  Jurisdiction,  from  time  to  time  to  present  themselves  and  their  desires 
\  to  this  Court,  for  their  admittance  to  tlfe  freedome  of  this  commonwealth 
1       *    *    *" — (Extracts  from  Colonial  Laws.) 

Following  is  the  form  of  the  oath  prescribed  to  those  who  desired  to 
attain  to  the  honors  and  responsibilities  of  a  Freeman: 

"I,  (Eltweed  Pomeroy)  being  by  God's  providence,  an  inhabitant  & 
ffreeman  within  the  jurisdiccon  of  this  common weale  doe  freely  acknowledge 
my  selfe  to  be  subject  to  the  goverm't  thereof,  &  therefore  doe  heere  sweare, 
by  the  great  and  dreadfull  name  of  the  everlyveing  God,  that  I  wille  be  true 
and  faithful  to  the  same,  &  will  accordingly  yeild  assistance  and  support 

i  • 

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j  thereunto,  with  my  p'son  &  estate,  as  in  equity  I  am  bound,  &  will  truly  in- 

1  deavT  to  mainetaine  &  preserve  all  the  Libertyes  &.  priviledges  thereof, 

'I  submitting  my  selfe  to  the  wholesome  lawes  &  orders  made  and  established 

I  by  the  same ;  and  furth'r  that  I  will  not  plott  nor  practice  any  evill  against 

I  it,  nor  consent  to  any  that  shall  soe  doe.  but  will  timely  discover  &  reveale 

the  same  to  lawfuU  authority  now  here  established,  for  the  speedy  pre- 
venting thereof.  Moreover  I  doe  solemnly  bynde  my  selfe  in  the  sight  of 
God.  that  when  I  shalbe  called  to  give  my  voice  touching  any  such  matter 
of  this  state,  wherein  ffreeman  are  to  deale.  I  will  give  my  voice  &  suffrage, 
as  I  shall  judge  in  myne  owne  conscience  may  best  conduce  &  tend  to  the 
publique  weale  of  the  body,  without  respect  to  p'sons,  or  fav'r  of  any  man. 
Soe  helpe  mee,  God,  in  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ." — (Mass.  Col.  Rec.  I.  p.  iij-) 

"Eltweed  Pomeroy,  who  came  from  Devonshire,  England,  to  this  coun- 
try in  1630,  lived  in  Dorchester  and  Windsor,  and  died  in  Northampton 
in  1673,  and  was  progenitor  of  a  large  portion  if  not  all  who  bear  that 
name  in  the  United  States.  He  is  represented  to  have  been  a  man  of  good 
family,  tracing  his  pedigree  back  to  Sir  Ralf  de  Pomeroy,  a  favorite  knight 
of  William  the  Conqueror,  whom  he  accompanied  into  England,  acting  a 
conspicuous  part  in  the  battle  of  Hastings,  fought  Oct.  14,  1066,  and  after- 
wards building  a  castle  called  Berry  Pom.eroy,  still  in  preservation  on  the 
grant  which  he  received  from  the  crown." — (History  of  Easthampton,  by 
Payson  W.  Lyman;  in  Essex  Institute  Library.) 

"Eltweed  Pomeroy  is  in  the  list  of  those  who  were  made  freemen  pre- 
vious to  the  date  of  the  Church  Records,  August  23,  1636. 

"Besides  the  right  of  suffrage,  the  freemen  enjoyed  advantages  in  the 
division  of  the  lands,  and  were  members  of  the  General  Court  until  the 
representative  system  began." — (Good  Old  Dorchester;  William  Dana 

"Pomeroy,  Eltweed,  b.  in  England  about  15-5;  d.  in  Northampton  (?) 
;      Mass.,  1673 ;  came  to  America  1630 ;  elected  head  of  the  first  local  town 
government  in  any  of  the  N.  E.  colonies,  Oct.  23,  1635  ;  removed  to  Windsor, 
Conn..  1638." — (American  Ancest.) 

"The  first  emigration  to  Windsor  took  place  October,  1635.  It  was 
continued  in  the  spring  of  1636." — (Records  of  the  First  Church  of  Dor- 
chester, in  New  England.) 

"In  1636-37  Mr.  Pomeroy  emigrated  with  Rev.  John  Warham's  con- 
gregation to  Windsor,  Conn." — (History  of  Dorchester.)  *  *  *  Refer- 
ence to  him  may  be  found  in  Stiles's  "Ancient  Windsor,"  Vol.  I,  p.  164, 
et  seq. :  "His  place  in  the  meeting  house  w  as  on  the  long  seats.  Land  was 
granted  him  in  1638.  He  had  a  house  and  lot  in  the  palisadeo,  which  he 
sold  to  Thomas  Nowell  in  1641 ;  and  he  made  gifts  of  houses  and  land  to 
his  son  Caleb  and  his  youngest  son  Joseph.  *  *  *  jn  1665  he  made 
generous  provisions  for  his  "  "dear  and  loving  wdfe  Lydia.'  " 

"In   1671   he  removed  to  Northampton,   Mass.,  to  live  with  his  son, 
Medad.     Tradition  says  he  became  blind.     He  died  at  his  son's  house  in 
March,  1673,  being  eighty-eight  years  old." — (New  England  Historical  and 
Genealogical  Record.) 
(From  "History  of  Ancient  Windsor;"  Stiles.) 

"William  Thrall,   plaintiff,  against  Eltwed   Pomeroy,  defendant.     An 

133  ^itmtth  Pnmprng  in  Ant^rtra 

action  to  the  damage  of  £1  7s  Od.  In  this  action  we  (perhaps  town  clerk) 
finde  for  plaintilt;  damage  £1  7s  Od ;  cost  £0  os  6d." 

"Pomeroy,  Eltwood.  1638  (from  Dorchester)  lot  gr.  15  r.  wide  (its 
s.  w.  cor.  should  be  22  r.  X.  of  Palisado)  ;  sold  lot  in  Pal.  N.  end  of  meet- 
ing house,  on  wh.  he  had  built  a  ho.  at  time  of  Peq.  war,  to  Thos.  Nowell, 
1641 ;  rem.  to  Northampton  before  Oct.  1671." 

"His  son  Caleb  m.  1664,  when  his  father  gave  him  a  part  of  the  pater- 
nal home-lot  w.  of  the  st.  which  he  sold,  with  the  frame  of  a  building;  he 
sold  also,  to  Talian  Grant  that  part  of  the  homestead  E.  of  st.  including 
that  part  wh.  had  been  set  out  to  Eltwood  Pomeroy's  wife,  and  the  little 
stone  house  built  by  Mrs.  Huit,  which  had  been  reserved,  1665,  for  his 
son  Joseph,  when  his  time  should  be  out  with  Goodman  Gunn." 

"After  the  Rev.  Mr.  Huit's  death,  in  1644,  his  widow  had  a  dwelling 
on  Pomeroy's  land.  The  land  records  preserve  this  item :  'Whereas,  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  formerly  gave  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Huit,  in  the  time  of  her  widowhood. 
in  way  of  courtesy,  to  build  her  a  house,  by  the  help  of  her  friends  adjoin- 
ing to  the  end  of  his  dwelling-house,  to  use  for  her  own  during  her  life, 
which  she  enjoyed,  and  after  her  death  the  said  Eltwed  Pomeroy  took  it 
for  his  own,  at  a  price  agreed  upon  between  him  and  those  whom  she  desired 
as  her  overseers  and  friends,  to  order  that  little  estate  which  she  left  for  her 
children,  which  price  he  hath  payed  as  they  appointed  him.'  " 

"Eltweed  Pomeroy  had  land  on  the  Connecticut  River,  frontage  on 
river  30  rods,  E.  3  m. ;  bd.  N.  by  Roger  Ludlow,  S.  by  Will.  Hill.  Sold  to 
Whiting;  bo't  from  Wid.  Whiting  by  John  Bissell,  who  gave  it  to  his  son 
Thomas,  1658." 

"Eltweed  Pomeroy  (Eltwed,  Eltwood)  had  a  mare  killed  or  lost  during 
the  Pequot  troubles,  1637,  for  which,  after  much  petitioning,  the  general 
court,  he  received  an  indemnity  of  ilO  in  wampum  a.  6  a.  penny." 

When  the  initial  action  was  taken  to  establish  a  town  government  in 
this  country,  Eltweed  Pomeroy  readily  demonstrated  the  fact  that  he  had 
been  a  man  of  affairs  and  that  he  was  familiar  with  business  methods,  and  at 
once  took  a  leading  place  in  the  community  at  Dorchester,  where  the  first 
town  government .  was  organized.  He  was  one  of  the  proprietors  in  that 
plantation  and  had  been  chosen  as  chairman  of  the  board  of  Selectmen, 
comprised  of  twelve  of  the  more  notable  men  in  the  little  colony  of  what 
is  now  known  as  the  Dorchester  District  of  Boston. 

This  town  government  was  organized  in  August,  1633,  and  the  first 
town  meeting  in  the  United  States  was  held  at  the  junction  of  Cottage  and 
Pond  streets,  in  that  town,  over  which  Eltweed  Pomeroy  presided,  by  virtue 
of  his  office  as  first  selectman.  In  those  days  the  governor  of  a  colony  or 
community  had  no  more  power  than  a  selectman,  but  was  of  equal  influence. 

It  is  also  held  with  justice  that  this  community  over  which  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  presided  as  chairman  of  the  board  of  selectmen,  established  the 
first  free  public  school  in  the  country,  although  this  school  was  in  part 
endowed  by  the  proprietors  of  Thompson's  Island.  However,  Dorchester 
more  completely  supported  its  public  schools  in  1639  by  general  taxation 
than  Boston  does  now. 

The  congregation  of  the  first  church  of  the  Dorchester  (Mass.)  colony 
held  its  initial  service  in  June,  1630.    The  meeting  house  was  on  the  corner 

(g^tt^al05}|  of  tl)?  JPom^rou  iFamtl^  134 

of  what  is  now  East  Cottage  and  Pleasant  streets,  Boston.  It  was  built 
of  logs,  surrounded  by  palisades,  and  had  a  thatched  roof;  and  a  sentinel 
was  kept  on  guard,  so  that  it  served  as  a  place  of  refuge  and  defense  against 
the  Indians.  On  the  first  day  of  the  week  the  colony  held  its  meetings  as 
a  church ;  on  the  second  day  of  the  week  the  town  meetings  were  held.  An 
I        extract  from  the  "Outlook"  (New  York)  says: 

I  "This  Dorchester  town  meeting,  the  first  in  America,  was  the  model  of 

all  the  town  meetings  in  New  England,  and  the  germ  of  our  American 
commonwealths.  Near  by  was  soon  established  the  first  free  school  sup- 
ported by  general  taxation  in  America." 

It  can  therefore  readily  be  believed  that  Eltweed  Pomeroy  was  a  man 
of  large  influence  in  this  new  environment,  and  believed  in  fostering  all 
enterprises  tending  to  educate  and  elevate  the  colony. 

Authorities  differ  concerning  the  year  Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  a  number 
of  the  colonists  of  Dorchester  moved  with  their  minister,  the  Rev.  Mr. 
Wareham,  to  Windsor,  on  the  Connecticut  river.  It  is  probable,  however, 
that  it  was  in  1636  that  the  migration  took  place,  and  the  records  contain 
grants  of  land  in  that  town  in  his  favor  in  1640. 

When  Eltweed  Pomeroy  and  his  companions  of  the  colony  of  Dor- 
chester moved  their  effects  to  Windsor,  they  carried  along  the  records  of 
Dorchester,  which  they  had  prepared  up  to  that  date.  Eltweed's  name 
appears  in  the  list  of  the  proprietors  of  Windsor,  but  the  first  record  of  lands 
was  not  made  until  1640.  In  1644  he  was  appointed,  by  order  of  the  court, 
an  inspector  of  linen  and  woolen  yarn. 

(From  the  Dorchester  Town  Records.) 

"An  agreement  by  the  whole  consent  and  vote  of  the  Plantation,  made 
Monday,  8th  day  of  October,  1633 : 

"Imprimus,  it  is  ordered  for  the  general  good  and  well  ordering  of  the 
affairs  of  the  Plantation,  there  shall  be  every  Monday  before  the  Court 
by  eight  of  the  clock  in  the  morning;  and  be  present  upon  the  beating  of 
the  drum,  a  general  meeting  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  Plantation,  at  the 
Meeting  House,  there  to  settle  and  set  down  such  orders  as  may  tend  to 
the  general  good  as  aforesaid ;  and  every  man  to  be  bound  thereby  without 
gainsaying  or  resistance.  It  is  also  agreed  that  there  shall  be  twelve  men 
selected  out  of  the  company  that  may,  or  the  greatest  part  of  them,  meet 
as  aforesaid  to  determine  as  aforesaid,  yet  so  as  it  is  desired  that  the  most 
of  the  Plantation  will  keep  the  meeting  constantly,  and  all  that  are  there 
although  none  of  the  twelve  shall  have  a  freer  voice  as  any  of  the  twelve, 
and  that  the  greater  vote,  both  of  the  twelve  and  the  other  shall  be  of  force 
and  efficacy  as  aforesaid. 

"And  it  is  likewise  ordered  that  all  things  concluded  as  aforesaid  shall 
stand  in  force  and  be  obeyed  until  the  next  monthly  meeting  and  afterwards 
if  it  be  not  contradicted  and  otherwise  ordered  upon  the  said  monthly  meet- 
ing by  the  greatest  number  of  those  that  are  present  as  aforesaid.    Moreover, 

135  SUmppb  ^omproQ  ttt  Am^rtra 

because  the  Court  in  in  vacancy  of  this  said  meeting,  to 

continue  till  the  first  Monday  in  the  month, 

Mr.  JoHNSOiV, 

Mr.  Eltweed  Pomeroy, 

Mr.  Richards. 

John  Pier<pe, 

George  Hull, 

William  Phelps, 

Thom.  Ford. 
"The  proportion  which  each  man  is  to  have  of  the  Town's  pasture  and 
other  lands  according  to  the  same  rule  for  division,  for  every  one  on  tliis 

side  of  the  river 

"The  Maps  of  the  Meadows  beyond  Naponset  River  ...  .85. 

"On  June  3,  1634,  Eltweed  Pomeroy  was  appointed  by  the  General 
Court,  Constable  of  Dorchester."  (His  official  title,  "Ca.,"  with  above  sig- 
nature, perhaps  Captain  or  Constable,  could  not  be  reproduced  in  the  photo- 

Quoting  from  an  article  in  the  American  (Whig)  Review,  of  New 
York,  1848,  from  the  pen  of  the  Hon.  N.  S.  Dodge: 

"This  Eltweed  Pomeroy  is  represented  to  have  been  a  man  of  good 
family,  tracing  his  pedigree  back  to  Sir  Ralph  de  Pomeroy,  who  accom- 
panied William  of  Normandy  into  England.  *  *  *  Like  most  of  the 
Dissenters  of  that  age  Eltweed  was  a  mechanic,  having  for  many  years 
carried  on  the  business  of  making  guns  to  a  large  extent  and  with  much 
reputation.  Upon  sailing  for  America,  he  closed  his  business,  and  selling 
most  of  his  stock  in  trade,  brought  with  him  only  his  tools.  After  a 
residence  of  several  years  in  Dorcester,  the  province  of  Massachusetts 
Bay  offered  him  a  grant  of  1,000  acres  of  land  on  the  Connecticut  river  on 
the  condition  of  his  -establishing  his  business  as  a  gunsmith  within  the  bounds 
of  the  province.  He  did  so;  and  it  is  a  curious  fact  that,  among  seven 
generations  which  succeeded  him,  there  has  been  lacking  at  no  time  in  the 
direct  male  branch  of  descent,  a  follower  of  the  original  trade.  The  only 
article  of  the  Tools,  of  the  old  progenitor  of  the  family,  which  he  brought 
from  England,  known  to  be  still  in  existence,  is  the  original  anvil,  now 
in  the  possession  of  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  Esq.,*  of  Pittsfield,  who  was  for 
more  than  thirty  years  a  large  contractor  with  the  United  States  government 
for  arms." 

Working  in  iron,  fashioning  implements  of  war,  was  perhaps  inherent 
with  Eltweed  Pomeroy.  In  the  early  days  of  the  Northmen  the  princes 
and  other  nobles  of  Norway  were  workers  in  iron.  They  made  their  own 
arms  and  armor,  battle  axes,  spears,  lances  and  other  implements  of  war, 
and  the  Norman  warriors  of  much  later  period  continued  the  art  or  practice. 
Many  Norman  youths  of  generations  not  long  in  the  past  were  bound  ap- 

*Now  (Jan.  5,  1912)  in  possession  of  Mrs.  Edward  Pomeroy,  Pittsfield, 

^tmninQ}^  of  tit?  JJnmrrny  iFmntlu  13fi 

prentices  as  armorers  in  the  guilds  of  England.  These  facts  doubtless  have 
some  bearing  on  the  facility  with  which  our  ancestors  in  America  took  so 
readily  and  spontaneously  to  the"  occupation  of  making  arms  of  offense 
and  defense,  swords,  guns,  pikes  and  the  lances  (which  the  matross  carried) 
during  the  Revolutionary  war. 
(Extracts  from  History  of  Dorchester,  pp.  33-34-35. j 

"The  first  meeting  house  erected  in  Dorchester  and  the  first  in  the 
Bay  was  built  on  Allen's  Plain  near  the  corner  of  Pleasant  and  Cottage 
streets  in  1631,  and  the  first  settlers  of  Roxbury  united  themselves  with 
the  Dorchester  Church  and  worshipped  here  with  them.  Air.  Warham 
held  a  lecture  here  on  the  fourth  day  of  each  week  by  an  understanding  with 
the  other  plantations.  This  building  was  made  a  depot  for  military  stores 
and  before  the  apprehension  of  attack  from  Indians  subsided  was  palisaded 
and  guarded  at  night.  Winthrop  mentions  that  on  the  19th  of  INIarch, 
1632,  Mr.  Maverick  accidently  set  fire  to  a  small  barrell  containing  two 
or  three  pounds  of  powder  in  the  new  meeting  house  at  Dorchester,  which 
was  thatched,  and  the  thatch  only  blackened  a  little.  The  meetings  of  the 
inhabitants  of  the  plantation  were  held  in  this  building.  It  continued  to 
serve  the  plantation  for  the  first  fifteen  years  of  the  settlement. 

"May  3d,  1633,  the  town  granted  leave  to  Mr.  Israel  Stoughton  to 
build  a  water  mill  and  in  January  following  the  mill  and  a  bridge  over 
the  Neponset  being  completed,  the  privilege  of  erecting  a  fish  wear  was 
voted  to  Mr.  Stoughton,  he  agreeing  to  sell  alewives  to  the  plantation  for 
five  shillings  per  thousand,  and  to  give  the  inhabitants  the  preference  in 
selling  all  fish  taken.  Stoughton  agreed  not  to  sell  the  mill  without  con- 
sent of  the  plantation.  The  General  Court  confirming  these  proceedings 
in  September,  1634,  upon  condition  of  keeping  in  repair  a  sufficient  horse 
bridge  over  the  river. 

"Nov.,  1634.  Voted  that  a  sufficient  cartway  be  made  to  the  mill  at 
Neponset  at  the  common  charge  if  the  charge  exceeded  not  above  5  lbs. 

"The  first  general  Court  held  by  delegates  or  representatives  met  May, 
1634,  when  the  Dorchester  plantation  sent  Israel  Stoughton,  Wm.  Phelps 
and  Geo.  Hull,  the  whole  assembly  consisting  of  twenty-four  persons,  rep- 
resenting eight  towns. 

"Arrangements  for  burying  grounds  commenced  with  the  following 
vote  Nov.,  1633.  Agreed  that  there  be  a  decent  burial  place  bounded  by 
Goodman  Green  and  that  shall  be  done  by  the  raters  and  also  a  bier  to 
carry  the  dead  on.  Alar.  3rd,  1634.  Ordered  that  a  new  burying  place 
last  agreed  upon  shall  be  forthwith  impaled  with  double  rail  pale  five  rods 

"The  general  Court  voted  Oct.  1,  1633,  a  tax  of  400  Lbs.  and  the 
assessment  show  the  relative  importance  of  the  town  at  that  period.  The 
proportions  are  to  Dorchester  80  lbs.  Boston,  Roxbury,  or  Cambridge, 
Watertown  and  Charlestown  48  lbs.  each.  Sagus  or  Lynn  36  lbs.  Salem 
28  lbs.  Medford  12  lbs.  The  rates  of  Dorchester  and  Cambridge  are  the 
highest  in  the  Colony. 

"The  following  chronological  items  are  from  Winthrop : 

"1631  Jan.  a  house  burnt  in  Dorchester. 

127  EUtnfFJi  j^nm^rnn  in  Am?nra 

"1632  May.     Dorchester  men  work  on  Boston  Fort. 

"1632  Aug.  Neponset  Indians  put  in  bilboas  for  assulting  some  Dor- 
chester people  in  their  houses  after  which  Chickalobot  beat 

"1633  July  24  a  ship  arrived  from  Weymouth.  Dorset,  with  about  eighty 
passengers  and  twelve  kin  sat  at  Dorchester. 

"The  emigration  to  Conn,  of  a  large  portion  of  the  first  settlers  of 
Dorchester  forms  an  important  crisis  in  the  affairs  of  the  plantation.  It 
deprived  it  of  nearly  one-half  of  its  population  including  two  ministers,  Mess. 
Maverick  and  Warham,  and  a  large  part  of  intelligence  and  wealth  which 
accompanied  the  first  comers.  This  movement  has  been  attributed  to  dif- 
ferent causes,  but  it  appears  rather  to  have  been  produced  by  a  concurrence 
of  sundry  incidents  than  any  one  prominent  motive.  Cotton  JNIather  in 
reference  to  this  subject  says:  ""Massachusetts  soon  became  like  a  hive 
overstocked  with  bees  and  many  thought  of  swarming  into  new  plan- 
tations.' " 

The  whole  Colony  contained  at  this  time  but  five  or  six  thousand 
people.  Dorchester  settlers  were  made  acquainted  wath  the  rich  bottom  lands 
of  the  Connecticut  by  Hall  &  Oldham  in  1633.  ]\Ir.  Oldham  had  traded 
some  with  the  Indians  and  had  studied  their  language  and  customs  and  had 
their  confidence.  He  is  said  to  have  been  the  first  white  man  who  had 
followed  the  Indian  trail  from  the  Bay  Colonies  to  the  valley  of  the 
Connecticut.  His  reports  of  the  fertility  of  the  soil  created  a  feeling  of 
unrest  among  the  colonists  of  Dorchester  which  soon  culminated  in  a  be- 
lief that  a  change  would  be  beneficial  and  in  1635-6  a  strong  company  was 
formed  to  make  the  venture,  comprising  about  sixty  men,  w^omen  and  chil- 
dren, with  their  cows,  horses  and  other  live  stock.  Although  the  distance 
was  not  great,  their  march  was  difficult  and  tedious  until  they  reached  the 
Connecticut  river,  where  they  found  comparatively  good  paths.  Although 
there  is  no  definite  knowledge  of  the  course  taken  by  the  Dorchester  emi- 
grants, writers  agree  that  the  route  was  through  the  site  on  which  South 
Framingham  now  stands  to  Oxford,  Sturbridge,  Brimfield  and  Springfield, 
the  time  occupied  in  making  the  journey  being  two  weeks.  Their  pro- 
visions and  household  effects  went  by  water.  Windsor  at  this  time  was 
also  called  Dorchester,  and  it  was  not  until  1637  that  the  name  was  changed 
by  the  Commissioners'  Court  to  Windsor,  although  its  history  as  a  town 
began  in  1633.  At  a  convention  of  representatives  of  the  towns  of  Windsor. 
Hartford  and  Wethersfield  it  was  decided  that  they  would  establish  an  in- 
dependent republic  and  be  governed  by  a  written  constitution.  This  consti- 
tution was  prepared  perhaps  by  Thomas  Hooker  of  Hartford,  and  the  new 
republic  received  the  name  of  Connecticut.  Eltweed  Pomeroy  was  a  citi- 
zen of  this  Republic  of  Connecticut,  and  it  was  here  at  Windsor  that  his 
sons  Joshua  and  Joseph  were  bom. 

Agrpfnt^nt  bttmstn  Sllnipb  ^cmrroy  anb  JUalttr  iFilrr: 

®I|tja  roritittg  is  ta  mititpsa  that.  mhrr^aH  3.  ^Itmth  l^am^rag,  habtn5  ai 
latr  takpn  up  nf  inalt^r  Jf'iUr  rum  ani  ntbrr  prinitBuins  for  mg  familg,  ani 
also  I|F  I|aning  paU>  far  mt  stveml  ^bts,  for  tljf  pagra^nt  ttjtrpof  3  60  bg  tljifi 

I  Ci^n^aliigg  at  thr  Pomprng  iFamllg  13B 

]  firit  aliPttatr  anb  mukB  ovtt  mi\aUy  aniJ  forrtipr  so  mixrli  lanh  (at  £B  per  arr?) 

•]  at  tijp  bottom  nf  mg  mralinm,  nrxt  tljp  grrat  riurr,  against  I?is  mraJioro,  aa  tnlll 

j  jrag  Ijtm  mljat  31  noia  justig  oxob  Ijim,  ani  mtjat  21  Bl|aU  cmr  ijim  aniJ  be  bus  I|xra 

I  13  ®rt  1659.  (&tgnfli)  ; 

The  above  document  is  the  last  writing  with  signature  of  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  that  has  been  discovered.  He  was  84  years  old  at  this  time  and 
it  is  said,  almost  totally  blind.  It  is  evident  that  he  was  preparing  to 
go  to  the  home  of  his  son,  Medad,  at  Northampton,  where  he  died,  March, 
1673,  ae.  88. 


"We  will  build  us  a  house  at  the  forks  of  the  road. 
And  watch  this  race  of  men  go  by'' 

This  second  generation  records  the  children  of  the  four  sons  of  Eltweed 
Pomeroy  who  lived  to  marry ;  no  daughters  lived  to  marry. 

7  MEDAD  POMEROY,  {Eltweed),  bapt.  at  Windsor,  Ct.,  Aug.  19, 
1638;  freeman  May  31,  1661;  settled  at  Northampton.  Mass.,  1659; 
m.  (1)  Nov.  21,  1661,  Experience,  dau.  of  Henry  Woodward,  of 
Dorchester  and  Northampton,  d.  June  8,  1686;  he' m.  (2)  Sept.  8. 
1686,  Abigail,  dau.  of  Elder  John  Strong,  widow  of  Rev.  Nathaniel 
Chauncey,  of  Hatfield,  d.  April  15,  1704;  he  m.  (3)  Jan.  24,  1705, 
Hannah,  dau.  of  William  and  Joanna  Warriner,  of  Springfield,  and 
widow  of  Thomas  Noble  of  Westfield,  b.  Aug.  17,  1643;  he  d.  Dec. 
30,  1716. 

Sd  gen.    Children,  b.  Northampton,  by  ist  wife: 

12  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  24,  1662.  + 

13  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  14,  1664;  d.  Feb.  17,  1665. 

14  Mehitable  Pomeroy,  b.  July  3,   1666.   + 

15  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  May  30,  1669.   + 

16  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  June  26,  1672.  + 

17  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  June  17,  1674;  d.  July  10,  1674. 

18  .  Eliakim  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  10,  1675 ;  d.  July  23,  1676. 

19  Mindwell  Pomeroy,  b.  July,  1677.  + 

20  Thankful  Pomeroy.  b.  Mav  31,  1679.  + 

21  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1684.  + 

22  John  Pomeroy,  b.  March  20,  1686. 

By  2d  wife: 

23  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b,  Sept.  16,  1687.  + 

Deacon  Medad  Pomeroy,  when  he  arrived  at  Northampton,  in  1659, 
was  welcomed  by  the  authorities   on  account  of  his  skill,  knowledge  of 

139  ®lj?  S^rottb  (B^twtutxnn 

which  had  preceded  him,  and  granted  a  chest  of  tools  and  some  land.  He 
was  twenty-one  years  of  age,  with  a  robust  constitution,  master  of  an 
excellent  trade,  that  of  general  smithing,  acquired  from  his  father,  but 
with  few  tools.  The  town  was  but  five  years  settled.  inhat>itants  were  scarce. 
and  ever}^  accession  to  the  number,  especially  a  skilled  gim-smith,  was 
heartily  welcomed,  although  he  was  not,  we  have  reason  to  believe,  the  first 
blacksmith  who  came  to  Northampton.  John  Webb  preceded  him,  bringing 
a  full  complement  of  tools.  It  may  be  reasonably  conjectured  that  ^Medad 
Pomeroy  went  to  work  for  Webb,  and  soon  proved  by  his  skill,  ability 
and  industry  that  he  was  a  desirable  inhabitant,  and  a  man  worthy  of 
encouragement.  In  August,  1660,  the  following  resolve  was  passed:  "John 
Webb's  tools  that  I\Iedad  Pomeroy  shall  have  on  terms:  A  pair  of  bel- 
lows, an  anvil,  a  hand  hammer,  one  hammer,  three  pairs  of  tongs,  a  beak 
iron,  a  slice,  a  nailing  stake,  two  chisels,  one  nailing  hammer."  The  terms 
on  which  the  tools  were  granted  are  not  stated.  *  *  *  "On  the  13th  Dec. 
1664,  at  a  legal  town  meeting  the  town  gave  IMedad  Pomeroy  the  tools 
they  had  of  John  Webb,  as  long  as  he  lives  in  the  town,  but  if  he  removes 
out  of  the  town  he  is  then  to  leave  them  to  the  town ;  but  in  case  he  dies 
in  the  town  the  tools  are  to  belong  to  his  estate,  provided  he  do  the  town 
work."  In  1670  it  was  voted  to  give  him  the  "Smith's  tools  that  he  had 
of  the  town  in  his  hand  by  a  clear  vote  without  any  condition." 

"In  1675,  Medad  Pomeroy  was  chosen  Selectman,  to  which  position 
he  was  re-elected  twenty-seven  times.  He  was  first  chosen  Deputv-  in 
,1677,  and  was  six  times  re-elected  to  that  important  position,  his  last  service 
being  in  1692.  He  was  chosen  County  Treasurer  in  1698,  and  was  a 
number  of  times  re-elected  to  that  office,  until  the  year  of  his  death.  It 
appears  that  in  some  years  he  held  not  less  than  six  important  town  offices 
at  the  same  time.  He  not  only  held  various  judicial  offices,  but  was  em- 
ployed in  the  settlement  of  estates,  and  his  record  as  a  public  officer  was 
both  honorable  and  enterprising. 

"It  has  been  intimated  that  he  was  a  lawyer.  This  may  be  correct, 
though  it  is  hardly  probable  that  he  had  studied  law,  and  there  is  no  evidence 
that  he  ever  practiced  at  the  bar.  But  there  is  evidence  that  he  had  a  keen, 
judicial  mind,  and  that  he  comprehended  intuitively  the  salient  points  of 
any  cause  which  came  before  him  in  his  manifold  duties.  As  we  have 
said,  he  held  various  judicial  offices,  and  was  frequently  employed  in  the 
settlement  of  estates.  In  1678  he  was  appointed  Clerk  of  the  Writs 
(Register  of  Deeds)  for  Northampton  by  the  Court  of  Sessions,  and  held 
that  office  till  near  the  close  of  his  life.  In  1684  he  was  commissioned  by 
the  same  court  'to  tend  small  causes.'  Several  years  after,  and  for  a 
number  of  years  in  succession,  he  served  as  one  of  the  Associate  Justices 
for  the  County  of  Hampshire." 

Medad  Pomeroy's  home-lot,  granted  by  the  town,  was  situated  in  the 
vicinity  of  Bridge  Street  Cemetery,  but  it  is  doubtful  whether  he  ever 
occupied  this  lot.  He  bought  an  acre  on  Aleeting-House  Hill,  where  he 
resided  till  his  death,  Dec.  30,  1716.  His  homestead,  which  eventually 
consisted  of  twelve  acres  in  the  heart  of  the  settlement,  is  remarkable  for 
the  number  born  upon  it  in  the  line  of  Deacon  Medad  having 
military  service  and  titles,  at  least  nine,  namely:  Hon.  Ebenezer,  Major 

(g^n^alflgg  of  th?  Pomprng  iFamtlu  140 

of  Infantry;  Captain  John  Pomeroy,  Ensign  Josiah  Pomeroy,  Captain 
Joseph  Pomeroy,  General  Seth  Pomeroy,  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy,  (killed  at 
Lake  George),  Major  Daniel  Pomeroy  (his  son),  Captain  Elisha  Pomeroy, 
and  Colonel  Thomas  Pomeroy.  He  also  took  an  honorable  part  in  the 
engagement  at  Turner's  Falls,  May  19,  1676. 

"Deacon  Medad  Pomeroy  was  a  man  of  large  estate ;  one  of  the  first 
men  in  the  town ;  a  gun-smith  like  his  father ;  a  leader  of  men  also  like  his 
father ;  with  the  same  strong  character,  both  being  men  of  liberal  and  inde- 
pendent minds,  determined  to  keep  their  civil  and  religious  liberty.  Puritans 

"He  was  Deputy  to  the  General  Court  many  years,  having  been  chosen 
in  1677,  re-elected  in  1683,  1684,  1685,  1686,  'l690,  and  1692.  *  *  *" 
— Sylvester  Judd. 

In  1686  he  accumulated  considerable  real  estate  in  diflferent  parts  of 
the  town,  and  his  son,  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  owned  twelve  acres  in  the  very 
center  of  the  village,  adjoining  the  first  acre  bought  of  Thomas  Salmon, 
having  received  all  but  three  and  a  half  acres  from  his  father  by  deed.  He 
was  a  man  of  strong  natural  common  sense,  rough  and  rugged  in  manner 
and  expression,  as  were  the  majority  of  his  contemporaries,  but  just  in  all 
his  dealings,  and  conscientious  in  the  discharge  of  every  duty.  A  strong 
will  and  a  dominating  presence  made  him  a  leader  in  a  community  where 
tenacity  of  purpose,  physical  endurance,  and  acuteness  of  intellect  were  the 
chief  characteristics.  To  hkn  as  much  as  to  any  other  among  the  early 
settlers  is  the  town  indebted  for  the  efficient  establishment  of  the  founda- 
tions of  that  thrift  and  prosperity,  and  those  Christian  and  educational  privi- 
leges that  have  continued  for  two  hundred  and  sixty  years  to  bless  and 
enrich  the  community. 

^'He  had  great  respect  and  love  for  his  parents,  and  in  1672  brought 
his  aged  father  from  Windsor  to  Northampton,  took  him  into  his  own 
family  and  amply  provided  for  him  during  the  rest  of  his  life.  He  was 
indued  with  strong  religious  principles,  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  church 
in  1675,  and  became  one  of  its  strongest  supporters.  At  the  time  of  his 
death  it  was  said  in  an  obituary  that  Northampton  had  been  deprived  of 
one  of  its  most  prominent  and  influential  citizens.  Full  of  years,  honored 
and  respected,  he  had  been  identified  more  than  any  other  citizen  then 
living  with  the  earlier  history  of  the  place.  This  son  of  Eltweed  Pomeroy 
was  descended  from  a  long  line  of  English  ancestry,  dating  back  in  un- 
broken succession  to  the  time  of  William  the  Conqueror." 

Experience  Woodward,  his  wife  and  the  mother  of  eleven  children, 
was  daughter  of  Henry  Woodward,  who  came  in  1635  with  Rev.  Richard 
Mather,  united  with  the  church  at  Dorchester  in  1639,  freeman  Alay  10, 
1643,  and  with  wife  Elizabeth  sold  land  in  1659,  and  went  to  Northampton 
with  Clark  and  CunlifiFe.  At  its  formation,  Trumbull  says,  he  was  Quarter- 
master of  the  Hampshire  Troop  in  1663.  He  was  accidentally  killed  at  the 
upper  com  mill  in  1685.  He  was  frequently  Commissioner  and  also  Select- 
man. ^Ir.  Clap  says  he  was  a  physician,  but  that  there  is  no  indication 
that  such  was  the  case.  The  Register  of  Child  well  Parish,  England,  records 
his  baptism  as  22  ]\Iarch  1607,  son  of  Thomas  Woodward  of  North  Woolton, 
County  Lancashire,  England,  Esq.,  and  Elizabeth  Tynen,  who  were  married 


23  May  1592.  She  died  13  Aug.  1690.  Their  other  children  were :  Freedom, 
who  married  Jedediah  Strong;  Thankful,  who  married  Capt.  John  Tavlor; 
and  John,  who  married  Ann  Dewey,  daughter  of  Thomas  of  Windsor. 

8  CALEB  POMEROY,  (Eltzcced),  bap.  at  Windsor.  .March  6.  1641; 
m.  March  8,  1665,  Hepzibah  Baker,  b.  May  10,  1646.  dau.  of  Jeffrey 
Baker  and  Joan  Rockwell,  of  Windsor,  Conn.  He  was  one  of  the 
original  settlers  of  Northampton,  was  made  freeman  in  1663,  had 
home  lot  in  section  6,  subscribed  three  pounds  of  flax  to  the  Harvard 
College  fund ;  took  part  in  the  Falls  Fight,  j\Iay  19,  1676.  In  1686 
he  sold  his  place  and  moved  to  Southampton  or  Easthampton,  Mass., 
and  is  ancestor  of  all  the  Pomeroys  of  those  places,  except  Captain 
Lemuel  Pomeroy;  he  was  identified  with  the  town  from  the  first 
and  was  still  active  in  promoting  the  welfare  of  the  place  as  a  promi- 
nent and  mfluential  citizen  up  to  the  time  of  his  death,  Nov.  18, 
1691,  a  victim  to  the  epidemic  of  fever  and  ague  prevalent  at  the 

3d  gen.    Children,  b.  Northampton,  except  first  and  tenth: 
24    Hepzibah  Pomeroy,  b.  Windsor,  July  27,  1666 ;  d.  voung  at  North- 

Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  May  29,  1669.  +  ' 

Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  20,   1671.   + 

Hepzibah  Pomeroy.  b.  Jan.  19.  1673 ;  m.  Jan.  25,  1705,  Walter  Lee 
of  Westfield;  his  estate  was  settled  in  1709. 
Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  jMarch  14.  1674 ;  d.  Sept.  12,  1699. 

29  Caleb  PoiiEROY,  b.  Mav  3,  1677;  d.  April,  1690. 

30  Eldad  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  6,  1679.  + 

31  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  July  4,  1682.  + 

32  Mercy  Po^ieroy,  b.  Sept.  20,  1684.  + 

33  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Southampton,  Aug.  6,  1687;  m.  June  21,  1709, 
Deliverance  Church:  m.  (2)  Dec.  12.  1721,  Noah  Wright. 

An  old  document  recites  that  Caleb  received  a  grant  of  "land  from  his 
father  Eltweed  on  his  entering  into  marriage  with  Hepzibah  Baker,  a  part 
of  a  child's  portion  at  present  one  acre  of  land :  that  he  also  engaged  the 
remaining  portion  of  land  in  that  dose  for  Caleb  at  his  death:  but  now. 
Whereas,  Caleb  bought  a  couple  of  oxen  of  his  father  and  was  to  pay  his 
father  il8  for  them  in  work,  as  he  needed  it  yearly,  in  six  vears.  and  he 
having  paid  little  of  it,  and  now  going  to  Northampton,  his 'father  is  ne- 
cessitated to  sell  the  acre  of  land  to  John  Grant  for  £7,  and  promises  that 
the  £7  shall  go  for  the  oxen  or  land :  if  he  pays  for  the  oxen  he  will  make 
good  the  land  sold  with  an  acre  as  good  at  his  death, 

"This  Deed  or  Instrument  made  this  Twenty  ninth  of  May, 
i686:  annoq  nae  Primo  Regni  Jacobi  Secundi :  Witne'sseth :  That  Caleb 
Pumery  of  Northampton  in  the  County  of  Hampshire  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  in  New  England  of  his  own  free  will  and  with  ye  consent 
and  approbation  of  Hepzibar  Pumery  his  Beloved  wife,  for  and  in  con- 
sideration of  Three  Score  Pounds  already  Received  by  Thomas  Shelding. 
Cordwainer,  of  the  same  Town  County  &  Colony  In  New  England,  for 
which  he  Doth   fully  acquitt  and  Discharge  Sd  Shelding  &  by  these 


(BtmtLlog^  of  tl)^  Pflut^rog  Jmntl^  142 

presents  doth  give  grant  bargain  Sell  Alienate  and  hath  given  granted 
alienated  Bargained  Sold  &  firmly  fully  absolutely  and  clearly  made 
over  unto  the  afors^  Shelding  his  heirs  and  Successors  a  certain  Parcell 
of  Land  Sometime  belonging  unto  Deacon  Hanchet.  with  the  house 
Barns  Gardens  Tools  Orchard  thereto  belonging  Which  land  lieth  in 
Northampton  and  is  Thus  Bounded:  By  the  highway  westerly:  by  the 
Meadow  fence  Easterly  by  land  sometime  Belonging  to  George  Lankton 
northerly :  and  by  the  land  of  John  Stebbins  Deceased  Southerly :  Con- 
taining two  acres  and  half  more  or  less:  all  of  Aviiich  houseing  and  lands 
according  to  the  butments  and  bounds  or  by  what  bounds  soever  bounded 
or  name  called  The  above  s^  Caleb  Pumery  doth  hereby  give  bargain  Sell 
alienate  confirm  and  make  over ;  &  'by  these  presents  hath  for  himself 
his  heirs  executors  &  administrators  given  granted  Bargained  Sold 
alienated  and  firmly  freely  absolutely  &  Clearly  confirmed  and  passed 
over  unto  tlie  aboves^  Thomas  Shelding  his  heirs  administrators  execu- 
tors &  assigns; 

To  Have  and  To  Hold  possess  &  enjoy  quietly  and  Peaceably  and  by 
vertue  of  These  presents  Shall  from  time  to  time  &  at  all  times  here- 
after quietly  &  peaceably  hold  occupie  Possess  &  enjoy  the  same,  full 
&  clear  and  Clearly  acquitted  &  Discharged  of  &  from  all  and  all  manner 
of  formes  &  other  gifts  grants  bargaines  Sales  and  leases  Judgments 
executions  mortgages  Jointers  Doweries  Entailes  forfeitures  Titles  of 
inheritance  and  from  all  and  every  other  Incumbrance  w*hatsoever  had 
made  committed  Done  or  Suffered  to  be  Done  at  any  time  Whatsoever, 
hereby  Giveing  unto  the  afores^  Thoimas  Shelding  for  himself  his  heirs 
&  Successors  quiet  and  peaceable  Possession  of  the  aforesd  houseings 
&  land  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  Thereof,  with  all  Privilidges  benefits 
profits  advantages  commonages  Commodities  Conveniences  Rights  lib- 
erties freedom  immunities  Town  Rights  Divisions  SubDivisions  Heredit- 
aments Emoluments  ways  Passages  water  way  courses  Trees  timber 
Stones  and  all  or  any  other  appurtenance  Thereto  Belonging;  hereby 
Alsoe  soe  yielding  Renouncing  Relinquishing  Quit  Claiming  Discharging 
and  Delivering  up  unto  the  s^  Shelding  his  heirs  &  Successors  all  his 
Right  tide  priviledge  Claims  &  Interest  in  or  unto  the  afors<i  land  and 
housing  &  all  &  singular  the  premises  and  particulars  above  mentioned  & 
they  do  Covenant  Promise  &  Testifie  to  and  with  the  s^  Shelding  that  at 
the  time  of  their  Subs.cribing  to  and  Sealing  of  this  Instrument  that  they 
were  the  true  Real  Sole  &  Proper  owners  of  the  premises  and  at  That 
Time  Stood  lawfull}^  Seized  and  possessed  of  the  same,  and  had  in  them- 
selves had  full  power  and  lawfull  authority  to  Sell  Grant  Convey  &  assure 
the  same,  as  a  good  Perfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  fee  Simple 
without  any  manner  of  Condition  Revertion  or  limitation  Soe  as  to  alter 
change  Defeate  or  any  way  to  make  void  the  same:  And  that  they 
will  and  Shall  from  time  to  time  and  at  all  times  here  after  Defend 
Warrant  and  maintain  the  same  to  &  against  all  &  Every  Person  laying 
lawful  claim  to  it  or  any  part  thereof;  and  they  Doe  farther  engage  to 
Deliver  up  unto  S^  Shelding  all  such  Deeds  &  writings  Coppies  grants 
Scripts  or  Transcripts  which  they  have  in  their  Custody  Particularly  re- 
lating to  y^  premises  hereby  Declaring  The  above  s^  houseing  and  land 

143  ®l|?  S'frottb  (^mttntmn 

to  be  the  True  Real  &  proper  estate  of  the  above  s<i  Shelding  his  heirs 
executors  administrators  &  assigns  the  which  he  or  they  may  record 
or  enroll  to  Them  Selves  or  make  over  by  Deed  or  Will  to  any  other  Per- 
son whomsoever ;  and  for  the  assurance  and  confirmation  of  the  premises  ; 
They  Do  farther  Engage  to  Do  or  Cause  to  be  Done  Such  act  or  acts  in 
law  as  sd  Shelding  or  his  heirs  Shall  Reasonably  Desire  or  Demand 
at  his  or  their  own  proper  Cost  or  Charge,  and  In  Testimony  of  Their 
Consent  to  the  premises  They  have  here  unto  set  their  hands  and 
Scales  the  day  and  year  above  s^. 

"Caleb  Pumery  &  Scale 
"Hepziba'h  Pumery  &  Scale 
"Signed  Sealed  and  Delivered  in  the  presence  of  us : 
(Test)  "Joseph  Hawley 

"Enos  Kingsley 

"Hepzibah  the  Relic  of  Caleb  Pumery  Deceased  &  Samuel  Pumer)- 
his  son  appeared  in  this  Court  being  Impowered  by  s^  Court  as  Admin- 
istrators to  the  deceaseds  Estate  and  s^  Hepzibah  in  her  own  Capacitie 
also  acknowledged  this  Instrument  to  be  their  Act  &  Deed  and  the  act 
of  her  late  husband  and  her  act,  also  relinquishing  all  her  Right  in  the 
premises  to  s<i  Shelding  before  the  Court  in  Northampton :  March  :2g : 

(Attests)     "Samuel  Partridge,  Clerk 

"On  the  29th  day  of  Mayii/ij:  This  Deed  was  received  and  was 
then  Here  Registered  from  the  Original. 

"John  Pynchon,  Regt." 

After  his  removal  to  Southampton  Caleb  Pomeroy  acquired  large 
tracts  of  land  in  that  region,  and  many  localities  of  interest  were  named  for 
him,  as  Pomeroy  Mountain,  Pomeroy  Ford  and  Pomeroy  Meadows.  In 
certain  natural  aptitudes  Caleb  Pomeroy  excelled,  but  his  force,  it  is  said, 
was  toward  nature  rather  than  object,  and  this  trait  has  been  projected  into 
his  descendants  in  strong  measure.  As  a  rule  we  find  them  following  the 
life  of  the  farmer,  even  to  the  tenth  generation. 

10  JOSHUA  POMEROY,  {Eltweed),  bap.  at  Windsor,  Nov.  22,  1646; 
m.  (1)  Aug.  20,  1672,  Elizabeth  Lyman,  b.  Windsor,  dau.  of  Richard 
Lyman  and  Hepizibah  Ford  (dau.  of  Thomas  Ford)  of  Windsor, 
d.  March  22,  1676;  he  m.  (2)  Jan.  9,  1677,  Abigail  Cooke,  b.  1660, 
dau.  of  Nathaniel  Cook  of  Windsor;  he  was  among  the  early  set- 
tlers of  Northampton;  gave  four  pounds  of  flax  (4s)  to  Harvard 
College;  he  removed  to  Deerfield,  where  he  settled,  and  on  March 
30,  1682,  there  was  made  to  him  a  grant  of  "seven  cow  commons," 
and  a  four-acre  lot  on  Green  River.  In  1686,  he  built  thereon  the 
first  house  in  Greenfield.  He  was  on  the  first  board  of  Selectmen, 
and  prominent  in  the  affairs  of  the  settlement.  He  d.  at  Deerfield, 
Oct.  16,  1689,  and  his  widow,  Abigail,  m.  (2)  about  1691,  David 
Hoyt  of  Deerfield,  Both  were  captured  by  Indians,  Feb.  29,  1704. 
Mr.  Hoyt  was  starved  to  death,  but  his  wife  was  redeemed,  and  m. 
(3)  Nathaniel  Rice  of  Wallingford,  Conn. 

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3d  gen.     Children  by  ist  ivife,  b.  Northampton: 

34  John  Pomeroy,  b.  May  2,  1674;  d.  Nov.  20,  1674. 

35  Joshua  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  24,  1675.  + 

Children  by  2d  ivife,  b.  Dcerncld: 

36  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  1677 ;  d.  Nov.  16,  1688. 

Z7  Nathaniel  Pomeroy.  b.  ]\Iarch  9,  1680;  killed  at  Pomeroy's  Island 
Ford,  July  16,  1698,  when  in  pursuit  of  a  party  of  Indians  who  had 
captured  two  boys  the  day  before  at  Hatfield.  The  pursuing  party 
reached  the  location  of  the  present  town  of  Vernon,  Vt.,  on  horses 
and  lay  in  wait  upon  the  river  bank.  When  the  Indians  appeared  on 
the  opposite  side  of  the  stream,  the  colonists  opened  fire  upon  them. 
The  Indians  and  one  of  the  boys  jumped  into  the  river  and  gained  the 
shore.  Believing  that  the  savages  were  about  to  kill  the  lad,  fire  was 
again  opened,  the  enemy  seeking  cover.  The  boy  managed  to  join 
his  companion  in  the  canoe,  and  both  succeeded  in  crossing  the  river 
in  safety,  but  one  of  the  Indians  who  attempted  to  intercept  them 
was  shot.  Five  or  six  of  the  colonists  then  embarked  in  the  canoe 
in  order  to  gain  possession  of  the  other  one,  which  had  lodged  on 
Pomeroy  Island,  a  little  distance  down  the  stream.  The  Indians 
concealed  on  the  opposite  bank,  fired  upon  them  when  they  ap- 
proached, killing  Nathaniel  Pomeroy  of  Deerfield,  who  was  the  last 
soldier  that  fell  in  this  war.  The  Indians  were  of  the  tribe  Pocum- 

38  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  July  23,  1682;  d.  Nov.  8,  1688.  . 

39  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  March  5,  1685. 

40  John  Pomeroy,  b.  March  27,  1687 ;  d.  June  3,  1691. 

41  Lydia  Pomeroy,  b.  March  5,  1689;  captured  by  Indians  at  Deer- 
field,  Feb,  29,  1704,  but  redeemed ;  m.  Nathaniel  Pender  of  Westfield. 

11  JOSEPH  POMEROY,  {Eltweed),  bap.  at  Windsor,  June  20, 
1652;  m.  June  26,  1677,  Hannah  Lyman,  b.  July  20,  1660,  d.  Oct.  11, 
1736,  dau.  of  Richard  Lyman  and  Hepzibah  Ford  (dau.  of  Thomas 
Ford)  and  sister  of  Joshua  Pomeroy's  wife,  Elizabeth  Lyman.  He 
was  also  one  of  the  early  settlers  of  Northampton,  and  is  credited 
to  that  town  as  a  soldier  in  King  William's  war,  having  served  at 
intervals  between  1688  and  1698.  It  is  said  that  he  lived  in  West- 
field,  Mass.,  and  Lebanon.  Conn.,  and  in  1703  removed  to  Colchester, 
and  about  1715  he  removed  to  Boston,  locating  near  Corn-hill.  He  d. 
Sept.  22,  1734  (or  1739). 

Sd  gen.    Children: 

42  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  1,  1678;  d.  Nov.  26,  1678. 

43  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  13,  1679;  d.  Jan.  7,  1680. 

44  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  7,  1681 ;  d.  Aug,  4,  1683, 

45  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  25,  1683.  -r 

46  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  Sept.,  1685. 

47  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  4,  1686;  lived  in  Colchester,  and  d.  there 
Oct.  4,  1740, 

48  John  Pomeroy,  b.  July  11,  1688;  d.  Aug.  2,  16S8. 

145  51^^  ^gronb  (ggngratton 

49  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  3.  1690.  + 

50  HaxNNah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  2,  1694;  d.  before  1698. 

51  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  20.  1695.   + 

52  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  22,  1698.  + 

53  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  at  Windsor,  May  19,  1700.  + 

Joseph  Pomeroy  removed  to  Colchester  very  early  in  the  settlement 
of  that  town,  and  was  one  of  the  original  proprietors.  He  had  a  division 
or  a  home  lot,  as  it  is  sometimes  spoken  of,  in  the  first  allotment  in  1701, 
on  the  hill  "Chemantups"  (a  hill  in  the  north  part  of  the  town,  so  called  by 
the  Indians  from  its  resemblance  in  shape  to  a  human  skull),  and  probably 
lived  there. 

In  1703  he  was  appointed,  together  with  Ebenezer  Coleman,  a_  com- 
mittee to  eject  at  their  sole  expense,  certain  trespassers  "by  force  if  nec- 
essary," who  were  taking  up  land  in  a  place  called  Pang^vonk,  (south  and 
west  of  Gardner's  Lake),  under  the  authority  of  one  ^lajor  Palmer,  who 
claimed  to  have  derived  a  title  to  certain  lands  there  from  an  Indian,  one 
Captain  Sanape.  They  were  finally  successful  in  doing  this,  and  for  their 
services  the  proprietors  granted  them  each  one  hundred  acres  of  the  land 
in  dispute.  Joseph  Pomeroy  was  a  man  of  prominence  in  town  affairs. 
We  find  him  an  officer  during  the  whole  time  covered  by  his  residence 
here.  In  1703  he  was  appointed  to  run  the  town  lines  between  this  and 
other  towns.  In  1708  he  was  chosen  constable,  collector  and  lister.  We 
find  his  name  among  a  list  of  fifty-two  who  were  proprietors  of  the  town 
in  1713;  also,  in  this  year  w^e  find  that  he  sold  two  farms  in  Colchester; 
and  also,  the  following  entry  in  the  records : 

"Dec.  14,  1713.    To  ball  all  town  'Counts,  £00  13  3." 

Probably  this  was  in  settlement  of  his  accounts  with  the  town  as  a 
Collector,  etc.,  which  closes  his  connection  with  the  town  of  Colchester,  as 
far  as  we  can  ascertain,  as  his  name  after  that  disappears  from  the  records. 

The  Colchester  records  has  the  following:  "The  General  Court,  Oct. 
17,  1703,  having  been  petitioned,  granted  to  the  inhabitants  of  Colchester 
liberty  to  imbody  themselves  into  church  estate  and  to  call  and  settle  an 
orthodox  minister  of  ye  Gospel  among  them  w-ith  the  advice  and  consent  of 
neighboring  churches."    He  was  one  of  the  earliest  members  of  this  church. 

In  connection  with  his  church  history,  w^e  find  in  Stiles'  History  of 
Windsor,  a  letter  dated  2  April  1711,  written  by  him  to  Nathaniel  Loomis 
of  Colchester,  in  which  he  says :  'T  being  heare  at  Windsor  to  see  whether 
Mr.  Thomas  Elsworth  would  come  and  compleate  the  Bargain  which  he 
and  you  made  concerning  ye  fi.nishing  of  our  meeting-house,  and  he  says 
yt  he  is  no  ways  concerned,  having  agreed  with  you  to  finish  the  work, 
which  I  know  to  be  so,  and  your  not  coming  to  do  it  makes  some  trouble 
amongst  us,"  and  urges  him  to  come  and  attend  to  the  matter,  threatening 
if  he  does  not  that  "we  shall  speedily  put  you  to  trouble  about  it;"  etc. 

In  1728  we  find  in  the  Boston  town  records  that  Joseph  Pomeroy  was 
chosen  clerk  of  the  markets.  *  *  *  In  1730,  that  he  was  chosen  and 
sworn  as  Constable  of  Boston.  *  *  *  In  1733,  that  he  paid  a  tax  of  8s 
for  repairs  to  pump  in  the  Towns  Ground,  Corn-Hill,  Boston. 

"Give  out  from  among  you  three  men  from 
each  tribe;  and  I  will  send  them,  and  they  shall 
rise,  and  go  through  the  land,  and  describe  it 
in  accordance  to  the  inheritance  of  them." 

— Joshua. 

12  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  Aug.  24,  1662,  North- 
ampton. Mass.;  m.  April,  30,  1684,  Mindwell,  dau.  of  Isaac  Shel- 
don and  Mary  Woodford,  b.  Feb.  24,  1666;  he  d.  at  Northampton, 
June  23,  1686;  she  m.  (2)  April  19,  1687,  John  Lyman,  son  of  John 
and  Dorcas;  settled  in  Durham,  Conn.;  d.  there  April  8,  1735. 

4th  gen.    Children,  b.  Northampton: 

54  Experience  Pomeroy^  b.  Oct.  8,  1685.  + 

55  John  Pomeroy,  (posthumous  son),  b.  Jan.,  1687. 

14  MEHITABLE  POMEROY,  (Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Northampton, 
July  3,  1666 ;  m.  Nov,  4,  1686,  Lieut.  John  King,  Jr.,  b.  July  5,  1657, 
Northampton,  d.  1702,  son  of  John  King  and  Sarah  Holton;  she  d. 
Nov.  8,  1755.  John  King  was  chosen  Ensign  of  the  Northampton  com- 
pany of  minute-men  recommended  by  the  First  Provincial  Congress, 
previous  to  which  he  had  been  concerned  in  "Father  Rale's  war." 
He  was  with  the  deer-hunting  party,  consisting  of  Daniel  Pomeroy, 
Seth  Lyman  and  Major  Allen,  at  the  time  the  latter  was  shot  by 
Seth  Lyman,  who  in  the  snowy  atmosphere  mistook  him  for  a  deer. 
This  caused  great  excitement,  and  Mr.  Lyman  was  brought  before 
the  Court  of  General  Sessions  after  the  death  of  Major  Allen.  He 
pleaded  not  guilty  but  was  bound  over  in  the  sum  of  £10,000  to 
.  the  Supreme  Court  for  trial.  John  King  and  Daniel  Pomeroy  were 
I  recognized  in  the  surn  of  £100  each  to  appear  as  witnesses.  Lyman  was 
tried  and  acquitted.  John  King  served  in  the  Revolution  as  Lieuten- 
ant of  a  company  of  minute-men  in  1777,  and  took  part  against  the 
Ely  insurrection.^ 

4th  gen.    Children,  b.  Northampton: 

56  Mehitable  King,  b.  March  31,  1690;  m.  April  13,  1712,  Eliakim, 
son  of  Thomas,  Jr.,  and  Alary  (Stebbins)   Strong. 

57  Experience  King,  b.  April  17,  1693;  m.  Aug.  16,  1716,  Col.  Timothy 
Dwight,  b.  at  Hartford,  Conn.,  Oct.  19,  1694,  son  of  Nathaniel  and 
Mehitable  (Partridge)  Dwight;  a  lawyer  and  prominent  in  North- 
ampton affairs ;  for  upward  of  twenty  years  succeeding  the  incorpora- 
tion of  Southampton  as  a  district,  Northampton  was  represented 
in  the  General  Court  by  only  three  different  persons.  Col.  Timothy 
Dwight  being  the  representative  for  eight  years  in  succession,  from 
1758  to  1765.  He  served  his  town  in  Father  Rale's  war,  and  after 
the  fall  of  Louisbourg. 

58  Medad  King,  b.  March  26,  1699;  m.  Oct.  31,  1732,  Rebecca,  dau. 
of  Nathaniel  and  Rebecca  Strong,  b.  Dec.  7,  1731. 

59  Catherine  King,  b.  Aug.  17,  1701;  m.  (1)  Nov.  17,  1724,  James 

14Z  Oilttrb  (Bnxtmiwn  -  i^thnh 

Heacock,  who  d.  June  7,   1725;  m.   (2)    May  25,   1730,  Nathaniel 

60  John  King,  b.  April  1,  1704;  m.  April  17,  1735,  Abigail,  dau.  of 
Jonathan  Root;  he  d.  April  5,  1745.     . 

61  Twin,  b.  June  1,  1706;  died  soon. 

62  Twin,  b.  and  d.  same. 

63  Thankful  King,  b.  Feb.  18,  1709;  d.  March  7,  1709. 

15  HON.  MAJOR  EBENEZER  POMEROY,  (Medad,  Eltzvecd),  b. 
May  30,  1669;  m.  (1)  Alay  4,  1691,  Hannah,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  and 
Hannah  (Clapp)  Strong,  b.  Oct.  7,  1669,  d.  Nov.  29,  1691;  he  m. 
(2)  Dec.  26,  1692,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Capt.  John  and  Sarah  (Holton) 
King,*  b.  May  3.  1671,  d.  Nov.  5,  1747;  he  d.  Jan.  27,  1754.  He  was 
prominent  in  civil  and  military  affairs,  as  Captain,  ]\Iajor,  Commis- 
sioner to  meet  with  the  Indians  at  Albany  in  1724,  member  of  Her 
Majesty's  Council  of  the  Province  (Anne,  dau.  of  James  II.),  etc.; 
and  his  duties  as  High  Sheriff'  were  manifold.  He  was  an  active 
and  steadfast  Christian  and  a  deacon  in  the  church. 

4th  gen.     Children,  h.  Northampton: 

64  Sarah  Pom  erg  y,  b.  Nov.  23,  1693 ;  d.  young. 

65  John  Pomeroy,  b.  April  1,  1695.  + 

66  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  18,  1697.  + 

67  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  5,  1700.  + 

68  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  21,  1702;  drowned  in  the  Connecticut 
river  while  returning  from  an  expedition  against  Indians.  April  24, 
1725.  He  was  with  a  large  scouting  party  toward  the  frontiers  of 
Canada  under  command  of  Capt.  Thomas  Wells,  of  Deerfield.  and 
the  canoe  in  which  he  was  crossing  capsized  near  the  mouth  of 
Miller's  river ;  he  was  a  soldier  and  twenty-two  years  of  age. 

69  Josiah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  29,  1703.   + 

70  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  Alav  20,  1706.   + 

71  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  March  27.  1709.  4- 

72  Thankful  Pomeroy,  b.  July  12,  1713.  + 

"Hon.  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  Esq.,  as  he  is  designated  on  the  records,  was 
one  of  the  leading  citizens  of  Northampton.  He  was  a  gunsmith  and  a  man 
of  energy  and  ability.  During  Queen  Anne's  war  with  Canada,  in  1711, 
among  the  eighteen  companies  furnished  by  Massachusetts,  one  company- 
was  from  Hampshire  county,  of  which  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  was  in  command, 
with  a  commission  as  Captain.  This  company  was  under  pay  from  June 
2,  to  Oct.  26,  1711.  The  pay  roll  amounted  to  £367.2.10,  but  the  muster 
roll  of  the  company  has  not  been  preserved.  The  several  expeditions  against 
Canada  during  this  war  cost  Massachusetts  in  the  aggregate  about  £80,000. 
He  engaged  also  in  King  William's  war  at  times  between  1688  and  1698; 

^♦John  King,  "The  Puritan,"  father  of  Sarah,  came  from  England  about 
1645,  at  the  age  of  sixteen  years;  m.  Nov.  18,  1658,  Sarah  Holton;  they  had 
twelve  children.  William  Holton  and  his  wife  Sarah,  (parents  of  Sarah  who 
married  John  King)  came  in  the  ship  "Francis"  in  1634,  and  settled  in  North- 
ampton in  1655;  they  had  eight  children.  Sarah  Holton  married  John  King 
Nov.  18,  1656,  Northampton,    William  Holton  died  Aug.  12,  1691. 

®rti?al05g  of  tltp  Jlnm^rou  iFmntlg  148 

his  services  in  Queen  Anne's  war  being  at  intervals  between  1704  and 
1713.  Whether  in  recognition  of  this  niiHtary  service,  or  for  some  other 
good  and  sufficient  reason  not  named,  he  was  granted  in  1716,  a  large 
tract  of  land  between  Northampton  and  Springfield.  The  grant  comprised 
"All  the  remaining  part  of  the  Half  mile  Square :  Between  us  and  Spring- 
field, Saving  what  was  Before  Granted  to  Capt.  John  Taylor  and  his  two 
sonSj  viz. :  Thomas  and  Samuel."  The  grant  to  Capt.  Taylor  and  his  two 
sons  was  eighty  acres,  near  Whiteloaf  brook,  which  w^as  afterward  in  the 
town  of  Southampton.  This  property  descended  to  Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy, 
son  of  General  Seth,  and  grandson  of  Ebenezer,  who  settled  in  Southampton 
in  1776. 

On  June  27,  1735,  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  received  an  appointment  from 
England  as  a  justice-of-the-peace ;  and  again  on  June  23,  1743.  *  *  * 
Extracts  from  Northampton  records  say:  "Several  lawsuits  resulted  from 
the  Hatfield  boundary  question,  Northampton  being  the  defendant  on  this 
occasion."  That  towm  appointed  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  attorney  with  "full 
power  to  Constitute  one  or  more  attorneys  under  him  as  he  shall  see  meet." 

*  *  *  "At  the  same  time  the  town  voted  that  the  Three  Guns  which  were 
delivered  to  the  three  Captains  (undoubtedly  Captain  Preserved  Smith, 
John  Parsons,  and  Ebenezer  Pomeroy),  that  did  belong  to  the  Towne  that 
said -guns  should  be  sold  and  that  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  should  be  supplied 
with  money  out  of  the  effects  of  said  guns  for  going  to  Boston  And  oblig- 
ing Layers  and  Insident  Charges  that  should  be  expended  in  such  case." 

*  *  *  In  1721  he  was  elected  one  of  the  three  trustees  to  distribute  loans 
in  the  towns,  with  the  provision  that  "the  parties  give  satisfactory  security." 

Under  date  of  June  11,  1745,  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  writes  to  his  son, 
Major  Seth,  then  on  the  war  expedition  to  Louisbourg:  "I  would  inform 
you  and  your  soldiers  that  God  in  his  Providence  has  stirred  up  a  remark- 
able spirit  of  prayer  in  this  city,  for  victory  in  this  grand  expedition  and  I 
hear  also  throughout  the  land,  for  in  this  town  the  parents  and  some  other 
relatives  of  those  gone  in  the  expedition,  have  constantly  set  apart  some  time 
every  week  to  pray  to  God  for  success  in  this  grand  affair  and  we  have  good 
reason  to  believe  that  it  hath  not  been  in  vain;  for  God  hath  in  a  remark- 
able manner  smiled  upon  the  fleet  and  army." 

He  inherited  from  his  father.  Deacon  Medad  Pomeroy,  by  deed  in 
1709,  the  home  lot,  and  the  adjoining  land,  about  nine  acres  in  all.  The 
deed  conveyed  the  homestead  "with  houses,  barns,  shops,  water  courses 
and  all  appurtenances."  The  water  courses  refer  to  an  aqueduct  supplying 
the  place  with  water,  the  pipes  or  logs  extending  to  a  reservoir  on  a  lot  on 
Elm  street,  afterwards  the  property  of  Elijah  Clark. 

16    CAPT.   JOSEPH    POMEROY,    (Medad,   Eltweed),   b.   June   26, 
1672,  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  Nov.  29,   1692,   Hannah,*  dau.  of 

•In  the  settlement  of  the  estate  of  Richard  Seymour,  recorded  in  Hartford 
probate  records,  vol.  iii,  23,  24,  110,  and  in  the  settlement  of  the  estate  of 
Hannah,  widow  of  Richard  Seymour,  vol.  iii,  p.  193,  their  daughter  Hannah 
is  mentioned  as  the  wife  of  Joseph  Pomeroy.  Richard  Seymour,  who  came  in 
1636,  settled  in  Hartford.     He  i«  supposed  to  be    son  of  Capt.  Richard  Seymour 

149  Sllttrb  ^rm^ratuin  -  iH^liab 

Richard  (Richard)  Sevmour  and  Hannah  Woodruff.  Savage,  in 
his  history,  says  that  Richard  Seymour  married  Hannah  Hawkins, 
daughter 'of  Anthony  Hawlcins  and  his  second  wife,  "widow  Ann 
(Wells)  Thompson,  and  that  Ann  Wells  was  daughter  of  Governor 
Wells  of  Connecticut."  In  1699  Joseph  removed  from  Northampton 
to  Sufheld,  Conn.,  which  was  settled  by  a  colony  from  Massachusetts, 
under  whose  protection  it  remained  until  1752,  when  it  became  a 
part  of  Connecticut.  He  was  a  metal  worker  like  his  father  and 
o-randfather.  and  held  manv  offices  of  trust;  he  d.  at  Suffield.  Dec. 
16,  1712;  his  widow  mar.  (2)  Oct.  28,  1713,  Josiah  Hale  of  West- 
field,  bp.  Jan.  14,  1683  (evidently  not  in  infancy),  d.  July  10,  1774; 
she  d.  at  Springfield  about  1727-8.  Joseph  Pomeroy  was  a  cor- 
poral in  the  Northampton  company  during  the  French  and  Indian 
war  of  King  William  and  took  part  in  the  Indian  fight  at  Deerfield. 
Sept.  16,  1696.  He  was  the  first  of  the  name  to  settle  in  Suffield, 
Conn.,  and  was  the  ancestor  of  nearly  all  of  the  name  in  that  region. 
4th  gen.    Children,  first  izco  h.  in  Northampton,  others  in  SuMeld: 

73  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Northampton,  June  9,  1694;  d.  Aug.  19,  1694. 

74  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Northampton,  July  18,  1695.   + 

75  Eliakim  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  4,  1697;  d.  Nov.  10,  1711. 

76  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  April_  12,^1700.  + 

77  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  July  15,  1702.^+ 
.78     Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  11,  1704.   + 

79  Nathaniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  23,  1706.  + 

80  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  20,  1709.  + 

81  Eliakim  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  10,  1711. 
(From  Siiffield  Records,  Old  Book,  p.  lop.) 

"At  a  general  town  meeting,  March  7,  1698,  it  was  agreed  and  voted : 
Thirdly,  to  give  to  Joseph  Pomeroy  for  inheritance  forty  acres  of  land; 
but  with  this  provisal.  on  these  conditions :  That  said  Pomeroy  settle,  abide, 
and  remain  in  the  Town  for  the  space  or  full  term  of  seven  years ;  and  dur- 
ing said  term  to  follow  his  trade  for  the  benefit  of  the  town.  May  it  please 
the  Lord  to  bless  him  with  life,  health  and  strength  soe  to  doe." 
(Front  Suffield  Land  Records.) 

"His  house-lot  was  near  or  part  of  the  land  now  owned  by  the  heirs 
of  Capt.  Seth  King,  and  contained  five  acres.  The  remainder  of  his  forty 
acres  was  laid  out  on  Chestnut,  northerly  from  John  Noone/s  house  on 
the  same  hill.     His  house-lot  was  on  the  west  side  of  Countr)^  road,  north- 

who,  in  tfce  expedition  of  Lord  Popham  to  found  a  colony  on  the  coast  of  Maine, 
was  the  first  to  spread  the  Gospel  to  the  Indians  of  this  country. 

The  Journal  of  American  History,  1st  Number,  1912,  presents  photographic 
evidence,  including  the  Seymour  Bishop  Bible,  (probably  the  Bible  brought  over 
by  Capt.  Richard  Seymour  with  the  expedition  of  Lord  Popham),  to  prove 
that  Richard  Seymour  of  Hartford,  Conn.,  1636,  was  a  grandson  of  Sir  Edward 
Seymour,  (2d  Seymour  Baron  of  Berry  Pomeroy  and  wife  Dorothy  Killigrew). 
«  It  is  a  remarkable  coincidence  that  Hannah,   granddaughter  of  Capt.   Richard 

Seymour,  the  missionary  among  the  Indians,  should  unite  the  destinies  of  the 
Pomeroy  and  Seymour  families  in  America  by  her  marriage  with  Joseph,  grand- 
son of  Eltweed  Pomeroy.  .  _    _.^ 

erly  from  High  Street."    His  homestead  was  sold  in  1715,  to  John  Devotion, 
who  was  formerly  of  Weathersfield,  Conn, 

"On  Oct.  4,  1699,  he  was  appointed  on  committee  to  build  a  meeting- 
house. *  *  *  March  3,  1700,  he  was  appointed  fence  viewer  and  later 
surveyor  of  highways. 

"Corporal  Joseph  Pomer£)y  appointed  pouad-ijeeper,  Grander,  etc.  Also, 
to  see  that  the  law  was  executed  against  offenders  respecting  swine  going 
unyoked:  also,  town  brander  and  assessor,  March  12,  1708-9."  It  appears 
that  about  this  time  there  was  further  trouble  with  the  Indians,  and  we  find 
him,  March  13,  1709-10  promoted  to  Sergeant.  *  *  *  March  12,  1710-11, 
at  a  town  meeting  of  freeholders  and  others  for  choice  of  officers  to  places 
of  trust,  Joseph  Pomeroy  Avas  chosen  selectman  and  assessor.  *  *  *  "He 
was  Selectman  and  often  held  other  town  offices.  At  the  time  of  his  death 
he  was  a  Captain,  a  high  rank  in  those  times.  He  died  Dec.  16,  1712,  ae. 
44  years.  Letters  of  administration  were  granted  to  Hannah,  his  widow, 
and  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  of  Northampton,  (his  brother)  ;  inventory  taken 

In  vol.  C.  77,  Land  Records  of  Springfield,  Mass.,  we  find  that 
"Ebenezer  Pumry  of  Northampton,  and  Hannah  Pumry,  alias  Hannah  Hale, 
of  Suffield,  with  the  consent  of  her  husband,  Josiah  Hale,  as  administrators 
of  the  estate  of  Joseph  Pumry,  deceased,  of  Suffield,  sell  a  portion  of  his 
estate  to  pay  debts.  May  18,  1715."  In  conjunction  with  the  above,  the 
following  is  significant:  "Josiah  Hale  of  Suffield  conveys  to  Jacob  Lawton 
of  Suffield  all  right  in  land  in  w^est  part  of  township  of  Westfield,  granted 
by  the  General  Court  to  proprietors  of  the  town  of  Suffield,  as  an  equiva- 
lent for  land  taken  for  said  town  by  late  establishment,  my  40-acre  grant, 
originally  made  to  John  Millington,  late  of  Suffield;  also  one-eighth  part 
of  that  which  may  belong  to  the  heirs  of  my  father,  Timothy  Hale;  and 
also,  my  right  as  heir  to  the  estate  of  my  brother  John  Hale,  deceased. 
March  6,  1733." 

As  there  is  no  later  evidence  that  Josiah  Hale  and  Hannah  (Seymour- 
Pomeroy)  Hale  were  resident  at  Westfield,  and  no  probate  records  in 
Northampton  of  any  settlement  of  the  estate  of  Josiah  and  Hannah 
(Pomeroy)  Hale,  and  in  view  of  the  apparent  sale  of  all  his  lands  in  West- 
field,  we  are  constrained  to  believe  that  they  did  not  reside  in  Westfield 
at  the  time  of  Hannah  (Seymour- Pomeroy)  Hale's  death,  but  in  the  town 
of  Springfield. 

19     MINDWELL    POMEROY,     (Medad,    Eltweed),  b.    July,    1677, 
Northampton;  m.  June  3,  1696,  Joseph  King,  b.  May  8,  1673;  she 
d.  Nov.  21,  1732;  he.  m.  (2)  Aug.  30,  1733,  Mindwell  Porter,  s.  p.; 
he.  d.  Dec.  3,  1734. 
4th  gen.    Children: 

82  Sarah  King,  b.  March  10,  1697;  m.  Aug.  18,  1718,  James  Bunce. 

83  Esther  King,  b.  Jan.  9,  1700;  d.  young. 

84  Eunice  King,  b.  March  12,  1703 ;  m.  Benjamin  Alford,  Jr. 

85  Mindwell  King,  b.  March  15,  1705;  m.  1736,  Jonathan  Bascom. 

86  Phineas  King,  b.  Feb.  9,  1707. 

87  Joseph  King,  b.  Nov,  24.  1709. 

151  Olljxrh  (Btmtzdwn  -  M^hvih 

88  Thankful  King.  b.  Feb.  9,  1712 ;  m.  1736,  Stephen  Sheldon. 

89  Simeon  King,  b.  Oct.  28.  1714. 

20  THANKFUL  POMEROY,  {Mcdad,  Eltweed),  b.  May  31,  1679, 
Northampton;  m.  Oct.  27,  1698,  Lieut.  Benjamin  Lyman,  b.  North- 
ampton, Aug.  10,  1674,  d.  Oct.  14,  1723,  son  of  Lieut.  John  Lyman 
and  Dorcas  Pkimb.  He  was  an  enterprising  man  and  left  an  es- 
tate free  from  debt  of  £1,147,  and  stock  in  shop  valued  at  £198;  he 
was  a  farmer  and  stock  raiser,  fattening  cattle  for  the  market;  he 
owned  a  negro  slave  called  Nancy  who  was  appraised  at  £40.  Thank- 
ful m.  (2)  1726,  Ensign  Nathaniel  Lewis  of  Farmington,  Conn.; 
she  d.  Sept.  18,  1773,  Northampton. 
4th  gen.     Children  by  ist  marriage: 

90  Joseph  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  22,  1699;  m.  1727,  Abigail  Lewis  of  Farm- 
ington, Ct.,  b.  1701 ;  resided  in  Northampton ;  d.  there  March  30, 
1763.  + 

91  Benjamin  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  19,  1701 ;  d.  in  infancy. 

92  Benjamin  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  4,  1703 ;  m.  1726,  Mary  Moseley,  b.  in 
Westfield,  1707;  settled  in  Easthampton;  she  d.  Aug.  17,  1782;  he. 
d.  May  1,  1762.  In  1745  he  removed  to  Bartlett  Mills  on  the  Man- 
han  river,  and  the  town  of  Easthampton  deeded  to  him  and  Stephen 
Wright,  his  neighbor,  for  the  sum  of  £1,625  in  bills  of  credit,  old  tenor, 
a  tract  of  land  known  as  "School  Meadow,"  the  same  being  land 
sequestered  by  the  town  for  schools,  about  eight  acres  of  Manhan 
meadow  above  the  falls  on  the  river  and  the  public  road  across  the 
same,  + 

93  Aaron  Lyman,  b.  April  1,  1705;  m.  Dec.  12,  1733,  Eunice  Dwight, 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  Josiah  Dwight  of  Woodstock,  Conn. ;  settled  in 
Belchertown,  where  he  d.   1780.   + 

94  Eunice  Lyman,  b.  May  3,  1707;  d.  June,  1720. 

95  Hannah  Lyman,  b.  Julv  14,  1709 ;  m.  Jan.  2.  1735,  Capt.  Nathaniel 
Dwight  of  Belchertown,' b.  Jan.  20,  1712,  d.  1784;  she  d.  1794.  + 

96  Caleb  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  8,  1711 ;  Hved  in  Boston  with  his  uncle  Caleb; 

97  Susanna  Lyman,  b.  July  18,  1713;  m.  Mr.  Baxter  of  Boston. 

98  Capt.  William  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  12,  1715 ;  m.  Jemima  Sheldon,  b. 
Nov.,  1721;  settled  at  Northampton;  he  d.  there  March  13,  1774; 
she  d.  Feb.  16,  1785.   + 

^99  Daniel  Lyman,  b.  April  18,  1718;  Yale,  1745;  steward  of  Yale 
1747  to  1752;  m.  1748,  Sarah  Whitney  of  New  Haven,  d.  Aug.  1, 
1751;  m.  (2)  June,  1752,  Sarah  Miles,  dau.  of  Capt.  Samuel  Miles 
of  New  Haven;  m.  (3)  1768,  Eleanor  Fairchild  Benedict,  d.  March 
23,  1825 ;  he  was  deacon  of  the  church  in  New  Haven,  lawyer  and 
magistrate;  he  d.  Oct.  16,  1788.  + 

100  Medad  Lyman,  b.  March  20,  1722;  m.  unknown;  kept  a  tavern  in 
New  Haven,  Conn.  + 

§th  gen.    Children  of  Joseph  and  Abigail  Lyman ^  (90): 

101  Eunice  Lyman,  b.  May  30,  1728;  m.  Capt4^ Lewis  Clark;  of  North- 
ampton. ,     "      %  "^x  iL T< r* 

^tmnla^^  of  tit?  ^nm^rog  Jamtlg  152 

102  Mercy  Lyman,  b.  Sept.  7,  1729;  m.  Hon.  Joseph  Hawley,  patriot  of 
the  Revolution,  to  whom  is  credited  the  sentiment:  ''We  must  fight." 

103  Joseph  Lyman,  b.  May  4,  1731. 

104  Eleanor  Lyman,  b.  May  18,  1732;  d.  in  infancy. 

105  Elisha  Lyman,  b.  June  22,  1734;  m.  Abigail  Janes;  d.  Aug.  13, 
1798;  res.  Northampton. 

106  Eleanor  Lyman^  b.  Sept.  24,  1737;  m.  Capt.  Oliver  Lyman  of 

Children  of  Benjamin  and  Mary  Lyman,  (92): 

107  Dea.  Benjamin  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  1,  1727;  m.  Hannah  Jones  of 
Springfield,  Mass. 

108  Mary  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  22,  1730;  m.  Capt.  Oliver  Pomeroy  of  North- 
ampton, son  of  Capt.  John  Pomeroy  and  Rachel  Sheldon. 

109  Thankful  Lyman,  b.  March  30,  1731 ;  m.  Daniel  Williams. 

110  Lemuel  Lyman,  b.  and  d.  1732. 

111  Lemuel  Pomeroy  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  17,  1735;  m.  Lydia  Clark,  dau. 
of  Eliakim,  b.  Sept.,  1741 ;  he  joined  the  expedition  against  Crown 
Point,  and  was  slightly  wounded  in  the  battle;  d.  July  16,  1810. 
Res.  Easthampton. 

112  David  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  14,  1737;  m.  April  12,  1763,  Sarah  Wright; 
settled  on  the  plain  west  of  the  village  of  Easthampton;  he  was 
called  Captain;  she  d.  Dec.  23,  1817;  he  d.  Jan.  10,  1822. 

113  Solomon  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  21,  1741;  d.  Jan.  27,  1746. 

114  Esther  Lyman,  b.  June,  1748;  d.  1749. 

115  Martha  Lyman,  b.  1750;  m.  Nov.  8,  1770,  Oliver  Wright. 

Children  of  Aaron  and  Eunice  Lyman,  (ps): 

116  Susannah  Lyman,  b.  Nov.  16,  1734;  m.  Mr.  Kent  of  Suffield,  Conn. 

117  Josiah  Lyman,  b.  March  9,  1736;  m.  Jan.  9,  1759,  Sarah  Worth- 
ington  of  Colchester,  Ct. ;  she  d.  March  28,  1799;  he  m.  (2)  Mrs. 
Stone,  removed  to  Goshen,  and  d.  there  Nov.  18,  1822.  He  was 
deacon  of  the  church  in  Goshen,  Mass. 

118  Anna  Lyman,  b.  July  28,  1737;  m.  Capt.  Granger  of  Suffield,  Ct. 

119  Aaron  Lyman,  b.  March  20.  1740;  d.  Feb.  23,  1758. 

120  Major  Elihu  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  25,  1741 ;  m.  1770,  Esther  King  of 
Westfield;  m.  (2)  1781,  Sarah  Stebbins  of  Deerfield,  Mass.;  he  d. 
Sept.  12,  1823.  He  was  a  Captain  in  the  expedition  under  Benedict 
Arnold  for  the  invasion  of  Canada.  Res.  Northfield  and  Greenfield, 

121  Eunice  Lyman,  b.  May  29,  1744;  m.  Jonathan  Arms  of  Deerfield; 
she  d.  May  3,  1832. 

122  Mary  Lyman,  b.  Nov.  12,  1745 ;  m.  Capt.  Elisha  Hunt  of  Northfield; 
she  d.  1819. 

123  Dorothy  Lyman,  b.  June  17,  1747;  d.  Aug.  16,  1789. 

124  Caleb  Lyman,  b.  Oct.  7.  1750;  m.  Oct.  25,  1774,  Catherine  Swan 
of  Worcester,  Mass.,  b.  Alarch  12,  1756,  d.  Aug.  22,  1809;  he  m.  (2) 
April  4,  1816,  Tirzah  Field,  dau.  of  Abner  Field  of  Northampton; 
he  d.  Aug.  17,  1822. 

125  Dolly  Lyman,  b.  Oct.  4,  1756 ;  d.  Sept.  14,  1787. 

153  SiytrJi  (BtmtviXwn  -  Mthnh 

Children  of  Hannah  and  Nathaniel  Dzinght,  (95): 

126  Elijah  Dwight,  b.  Nov.  30,  1735 ;  d.  Jan.  19,  1736. 

127  Elihu  Dwight,  b.  March  31,  1737;  d.  March  22,  1760. 

128  Justice  Dwight,  b.  Jan.  13,  1739. 

129  Eunice  Dwight. 

130  Jonathan  Dwight,  b. ;  d.  Sept.  7,  1766;  student  at  Yale  Col. 

131  Susanna  Dwight,  d.  Oct  20,  1766. 

132  Elijah  Dwight. 

133  Josiah  Dwight,  b. ;  d.  March  19,  1767. 

134  Pliny  Dwight,  b.  Aug.  11,  1753;  d.  March  15,  1783. 

Children  of  Capt.  William  and  Jemima  Lyman,  (98): 

135  Rachel  Lyman,  b.  Nov.  22,  1752 ;  m.  Rev.  Noah  Atwater  of  West- 
field,  Mass. 

136  Gen.  William  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  7,  1755;  graduate  Yale,  1776; 
served  through  the  Revolution.;  Consul  to  London  during  President 
Jefferson's  administration;  d.  in  London,  bu.  in  Gloucester  Cathe- 
dral. Was  elected  to  Congress  previous  to  President  Washington's 
retirement  and  voted  against  the  resolution ;  m.  Jerusha,  who  d.  June 
11,  1803;  he  d.  Sept.  2,  1811. 

137  Cornelius  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  7,  1758;  Capt.  in  U.  S.  Army;  was  in 
John  Allen's  army;  m.  Sarah  Mason  of  Boston;  d.  at  Presque  Isle, 
now  Erie,  Pa. 

138  Asahel  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  8,  1760;  d.  soon. 

139  Jemima  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  5,  1761 ;  m.  Dec.  11,  1786,  Hon.  Samuel 
Fowler;  Yale  Col.  1778;  she  d.  Feb.  28,  1826. 

140  Levi  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  30,  1763;  m.  Sept.  1,  1789,  Lucretia  Kingsley; 
he  was  chairman  of  Northampton  Board  of  Selectmen,  of  the  County 
Commissioners  and  Registrar  of  Deeds  of  Hampshire  county  about 
quarter  of  a  century ;  he  d.  March  7,  1830. 

141  Capt.  Samuel  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  12,  1765;  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  Gen. 
Joseph  Warren  of  Boston,  who  was  killed  at  Bunker  Hill;  he  d. 

142  Submit  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  5,  1767;  d.  Jan  9,  1797;  unm. 

Children  of  Daniel  and  2d  wife,  Sarah  Lyman,   (99): 

143  Daniel  Lyman,  b.  July  13,  1753. 

144  RoswELL  Lyman,  b.  July  9,  1755. 

145  Sarah  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  11,  1757;  m.  Peter  Colt;  d.  Aug.  25,  1844. 

146  Elihu  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  24,  1760;  m.  Dec.  26,  1789,  Polly  Forbes, 
dau.  of  Capt.  Elijah  Forbes  of  New  Haven. 

Children  of  Medad  Lyman,  (name  of  wife  unknown),  (100): 

147  Mary  Lyman,  b. ;  d.  about  1775 ;  linm. 

148  Esther  Lyman,  d.  about  1775;  unm. 

149  Martha  Lyman,  b.  1757;  m.  Joseph  Whiting  of  New  Haven,  d. 
Feb.  3,  1794;  she  d.  Feb.  4,  1829. 

21     MARY  POMEROY,  {Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Feb.  15,  1684,  North- 
ampton; m.  Jan.  2,  1705,  Samuel  Benton  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  b.  Jan. 

(^tmnlQQ^  of  tit?  j^nm^rnu  3Famtlg  154 

28,  1680,  Hartford ;  he.  d.  Feb.  8,  1763,  son  of  Samuel  Benton,  of 
Hartford;  she  d.  Sept.  18,  1773. 

4th  gen.    Children,  (all  baptisms  at  Second  Church,  Hartford,  Ct.): 

150  Medad  BexNTon,  b.  Oct.  20,  1705. 

151  Jonathan  Benton,  b.  Sept.  2,  1707. 

152  Timothy  Benton,  bp.  March  19,  1709. 

153  Eunice  Benton,  bp.  June  22,  1712. 

154  Mary  Benton,  bp.  May  29,  1715. 

155  Samuel  Benton,  bp.  Aug.  11,  1717. 

156  Sarai  Benton,  bp.  Aug.  16,  1719. 

23  REV.  SAMUEL  POMEROY,  (Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  Sept.  16, 
1687,  Northampton;  Yale,  1705.  at  the  age  of  eighteen;  m.  (1)  Julv 
30,  1707,  Lydia  Taylor  of  Northampton,  who  d.  1722;  m.  (2)  1725,. 
Elizabeth  Webb,  dau.  of  Rev.  Joseph  Webb  of  Fairfield,  Ct.  He 
was  settled  over  the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Newtown,  Long  Island, 
where  he  died  June  30,  1744,  "greatly  beloved  and  his  death  was  an 
unspeakable  loss  to  his  congregation." 

4th  gen.    Children  all  by  ist  iinfe: 

163  Catherine  Pomeroy,  b.  May  4,  1708.  + 

164  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  July  8,  1710.  + 

165  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  20,  1712;  d.  same  year. 

166  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  b.  May  23,  1716;  d.  Oct.  11,  1737,  in  the  Island 
of  Curacoa. 

167  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  16,  1717.  + 

The  extracts  presented  here  are  mostly  from  Prof.  Dexter's  Biograph- 
ical Sketches.  "In  July,  1708,  the  Rev.  Samuel  Pomeroy  was  called  to  the 
pastorate  of  the  church  in  Newtown,  Queens  County,  Long  Island,  and  in 
the  following  September  he  removed  thither  and  began  his  life  work. 
He  was  ordained  at  Northampton,  Nov.  30,  1709,  the  Rev.  Mr.  Stoddard, 
the  Rev.  John  Williams  of  Deerfield,  and  the  Rev.  William  Williams  of 
Hatfield,  (both  Harvard  College,  1683)  joining  in  the  service.  At  this 
time  the  church  was  of  the  Congregational  order,  but  in  September,  1715. 
Rev,  Samuel  Pomeroy  applied  for  admission  to  and  was  heartily  and  unan- 
imously accepted  by  the  Presbytery  of  Philadelphia,  through  the  influence  of 
a  neighboring  clergyman,  and  two  years  later  he  united  with  others  in  organ- 
izing the  Presbytery  of  Long  Island.  His  ministry  was  a  prosperous  one 
and  he  sustained  the  character  of  a  systematic,  learned,  and  eminently  pious 
man.  He  preached  for  the  last  time  on  Sunday,  May  20,  1744,  and  the 
same  evening  was  seized  with  a  mortal  illness. 

"His  second  wife,  Elizabeth  Webb,  eldest  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Joseph 
Webb,  (Harvard  College,  1684,)  pastor  of  the  First  Church  in  Fairfield, 
and  one  of  the  original  trustees  of  Yale  College,  was  born  Feb.  14,  1696-7, 
and  survived  him  twenty- four  years,  dying  at  the  age  of  seventy-one." 

The  church  building,  put  up  in  1671,  had  become  very  much  dilapi- 
dated and  it  was  decided  that  a  new  one^must  be  built.  Jonathan  Fish,  the 
town  clerk,  presented  the  church  with  a  plat  of  ground  four  rods  square, 
and  the  deed  was  in  behalf  of  the  "Dissenting  Presbyterian  Congregation, 

J55  ^\\xth  (^tmttLtwn  -  Olalrb 

Newtown."  The  church  took  possession  of  this  property  on  March  22, 
1716  and  work  on  the  new  edifice  was  begxm  immediately,  but  the  interior 
was  not  finished  for  many  years,  a  pulpit  not  being  turnished  until  IMl. 
It  was  adorned  with  a  spire  in  which  was  a  small  bell.  Mr.  Pomeroy  joined 
with  Revs.  McNish  of  Jamaica,  and  Philips  of  Sautauket  in  organizing  the 
Presbytery  of  Long  Island  in  1717.  The  pastor.  Rev.  Samuel  Pomeroy, 
was  supported  by  contributions  of  his  congregation  and  the  profits  of  the 
parsonage  farm 'of  seyenty-four  acres  along  Hoffman  avenue.  After  a 
pastorate  of  thirty-six  years,  he  came  to  be  greatly  beloved,  and  his  death 
was  considered  an  unspeakable  loss  to  his  people.  He  was  buried  m  the 
town  burial  ground  on  Court  street,  but  the  remains  were  removed  to  the 
church  yard,  where  the  original  stone  still  marks  his  grave.  There  is  an 
inscription : 

"Kind  earth,  keep  safe  my  sleeping  dust. 
Till  Christ  shall  raise  it  with  the  Just; 
My  ministerial  ii'ork  is  done 
For  you,  dear  people  of  Newtown." 

25     SAMUEL   POMEROY,    (Caleb,   Eltweed) ,  b.    !vlay   29,    1669,   at 
^"        ■    Northampton,  i\Iass. ;  m.    (1)    about   1690,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John 
and  Mary  (Kingslev)   French  of  Rehoboth,  :Mass. ;  m.   (2)   Dec.  7, 
■    1703,  Johanna,  dau.'  of  Jacob  and  Mary  (Frary)    Root,  b.  Nov.  o, 
T681,  d.  Jan.  20,  1713;  m.  (3)  1715,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Joseph*  and 
Elizabetht  (Chapman)   Strickland,  b.  Jan.  29,  1685;  living  in  1/46, 
when  he  made  his  will.    He  was  a  teacher  and  farmer,  and  settled  m 
Southampton.     He  received  five  acres  of  meadow  land  of  an  addi- 
tional grant  in  Northampton.     He  had  a  home  lot  in  Easthampton 
on  West  street,  near  the  saw-mill  with  a  lot  intervening,  which  had 
been  sequestered  for  school  purposes.    He  d.  about  1748. 
4th  gen.    Children  by  ist  wife: 
^168    Samuel  French  Pomeroy,.  b.  1691.  + 

169  Caleb  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1693 ;  d.  young. 

170  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  30,  1694;  d.  Oct.  8,  1714;  unm. 

171  Caleb  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  1,  1696;  d.  young. 

172  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  May  31,  1700;  d.  Aug.  9,  1709. 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

173  Johanna  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1704;  mentioned  in  her  father's  will  in 

1746;  imm.  r    ,     ,       -n 

174  Hepzibah  Pomeroy,  b.  in  1706 ;  also  mentioned  in  her  father  s  will 

1746;  unm. 

175  Caleb  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  2,  1707,  Northampton.   + 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

176  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  July  1,   1716.  + 

177  Joshua  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  9,  1717.  + 
^  178    Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  13,  1719.  + 

•Joseph   Strickland    was   son   of   Thwaite    Strickland    and   Elizabeth,   dau. 
of  Edward  Shepard  of  Cambridge.     Will  June  21,  1670.  .     k    v    r^ 

f Elizabeth  Chapman  was  dau.   of   Edward  Chapman  and   Elizabeth   jox. 

179  Richard  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.,   1721;  went  into  Maine;  descendants 
not  yet  traced. 

180  Elizabeth  Pomeroy^  b.  Feb.  25,  1723.   + 

181  Simeon   Pomeroy,  b.  June  5.    1725,   Northampton.  + 

It  is  appropriate  to  introduce  here  an  extract  from  the  "History  of  the 
Connecticut  Valley:" 

"In  1730,  at  a  meeting  of  Proprietors,  it  was  voted  that  Samuel  and 
Eldad  Pomeroy  might  have  their  shares  laid  out  as  near  their  meadows 
as  might  conveniently  be.  This  shows  they  were  already  settled.  This  is 
sustained  by  traditions,  and  their  ownership  for  many  years  before  is  proved 
by  a  petition  which  they  made  in  1742  to  the  General  Court,  desiring  to  be 
exempt  from  taxation  for  the  support  of  the  new  precinct  lately  formed  by 
about  thirty  families  at  the  southwest  corner  of  the  town  bounds.  The 
Pomeroy s  belonged  to  the  old  town,  as  they  considered,  and  did  not  de- 
sire to  be  part  of  the  new.  They  state  that  they  had  improved  their 
lands  and  paid  taxes  for  them  for  forty  or  fifty  years.  This  would  indi- 
cate the  cultivation  of  " Pomeroy 's  Meadows"  as  early  as  1700.  They  were 
evidently  the  first  pioneers  upon  the  territory  of  Southampton,  though  not 
a  part  of  the  company  of  proprietors  who  made  the  general  settlement. 
As  the  descendants  or  representatives  of  the  original  proprietors  of  North- 
ampton, they  were  entitled  to  share  in  the  newly  divided  territory,  and  their 
rights  were  accorded  by  the  vote  above  mentioned,  but  neither  they  nor 
Ebenezer  Corse  participated  in  the  drawing  of  home-lots,  or  Pine  Plain 

"The  general  method  of  laying  out  land  was  to  give  to  each  man  a 
house-lot  of  twenty  acres,  either  on  Pomeroy's  Little  Mountain  or  on 
town-plot  hill,  ten  acres  of  Pine  Plain,  either  in  Davis's  plain  or  in  the 
adjoining  plain,  which  lieth  southwardly  of  Pomeroy's  Little  ^fountain, 
and  sixty  acres  more  to  complete  his  ninety  acres  in  the  best  of  the  land 
either  on  Pomeroy's  Little  Mountain,  Town-plot  Hill  or  Wolf-hill,  or  in 
the  land  adjoining  said  hills ;  and  for  a  minister  the  same  quantity  was  to 
be  set  apart  in  each  of  the  divisions  stated  as  to  each  of  the  thirty  settlers. 

"May  10,  1731 :  Granted  to  Joseph  Wait  five  acres  of  land  on  the 
southwardly  branch  of  the  Manhan,  to  be  laid  out  so  as  to  avoid  incom- 
moding Samuel  and  Eldad  Pomeroy  as  much  as  the  committee  conveniently 

The  town  of  Northampton  voted  Dec.  22,  1732,  "To  lay  out  a  highway 
over  the  branch  of  the  Manhan  river  at  or  near  Pomeroy's  Meadows,  or 
some  other  suitable  and  convenient  place,  so  as  to  accommodate  the  new 

May,  1737:  "The  Selectmen  of  Northampton  laid  out  this  road.  They 
began  at  Eldad  Pomeroy's  path  that  goeth  southerly  to  Samuel  and  Eldad 
Pomeroy's  bounds  tree,  so  called,  and  then  they  turned  westwardly  on  the 
said  hill  till  they  come  to  Samuel  Pomeroy's  path  going  down  the  hill 
from  his  house ;  and  then  going  over  the  brook,  and  so  up  the  hill  along 
near  Caleb  Pomeroy's  house,  still  westwardly  till  they  come  to  the  top  of 
the  hill,  then  turning  somewhat  southwardly  down  the  hill,  all  in  Samuel 
Pomeroy's  land;  and  then  over  the  Manhan  river,  over  the  bridge  that  is 
now  over  the  river,  erected  by  the  new  town  people,  from  the  foot  of  the 

15T  Eiiich  (^mtmtwn  -  (Halrb 

hill  to  the  bridge  in  Eldad  Pomeroy's  land,  so  along  where  the  path  now 
goeth ;  all  to  be  two  rods  wide."  The  summit  of  Pomeroy's  Mountain  is 
involved  in  the  story  of  the  Pascommuck  massacre. 

Extracts  from  the  will  of  Samuel  Pomeroy,  the  same  being  dated 
1746;  proved  December,  1748:  "Wife  Elizabeth  to  have  one-third  of  estate; 
and  mentions  oldest  sons  Samuel  and  Caleb.  *  *  *  Joshua  to  have  the 
house  he  dwells  in  at  Newtown  (Southampton)  and  all  land  at  Newtown. 

*  *     *     Noah  to  have  the  land  between  the  brook  and  upper  meadow. 

*  *  *  Simeon,  the  house  where  I  dwxll,  barn  and  all  uplands  upon  this  side 
of  the  brook.  *  *  *  Caleb,  Noah  and  Simeon,  all  meadow  land,  commons 
and  Long  Division.  *  *  *  Johanna,  Hepzibah,  Mary  and  Elizabeth,  £40 
cash,  or  movables,  or  bills  of  credit.  The  two  oldest  (Johanna  and  Hep- 
zibah) to  account  for  what  they  have  had  of  me,  and  their  grandfather, 
Jacob  Root;  also  what  I  have  advanced  over  or  what  I  shall  advance,  to 

26  ABIGAIL  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Oct.  20,  1671;  m. 
(1) April  5,  1694,  John  Searle,  son  of  John  and  Ruth  (Janes)  Searle; 
they  moved  from  Northampton  Center  to  the  North  Slope  of  Alount 
Tom  (Pascomuck)  in  1700.  On  May  13.  1704,  the  father  with 
three  of  his  children  w^ere  slain  in  the  terrible  Indian  massacre,  and 
the  mother,  with  the  other  children  captured,  although  she  had  re- 
ceived a  severe  wound  on  the  head  with  a  tomahawk.  One  of  her 
descendants  has  in  his  possession  a  silver  pin  she  wore  in  her  hair  at 
the  time  the  blow  was  struck.  Afterwards,  in  1707,  she  married 
Nathan  Alexander,  and  it  is  supposed  that  she  occupied  the  Searle 

4th  gen.    Children: 

182  Elisha  Searle,  b.  1695 ;  he  was  captured  at  the  time  of  the  massa- 
cre by  the  Indians  and  taken  to  Canada,  where  he  was  brought  up 
in  the  Catholic  faith.  After  fifteen  years  he  was  redeemed  and 
returned  to  his  native  town ;  he  m.  Rebecca  Danks,  reared  a  family 
of  children,  was  a  worthy  citizen,  and  had  a  respectable  standing  in 
the  church,   + 

183  Joseph  Searle,  b,  1697 ;  was  one  of  the  captives, 

184  Abigail  Searle^  b.  Aug,  15,  1698;  massacred  by  Indians  May  13, 

185  John  Searle,  b,  Aug,  9,  1700;  massacred  by  Indians,  May  13,  1704. 

186  Caleb  Searle,  b,  1702;  massacred  by  Indians,  May  13,  1704, 

187  Submit  Searle,  (posthumous  daughter)  b.  Sept,  14,  1704;  m. 
1732,  Deacon  John  Clark,  He  was  the  third  Deacon  John  Clark, 
and  one  of  the  first  settlers  in  Southampton,  Mass.,  in  1730.  + 

4th  gen.    Children  of  Elisha  and  Rebecca  Searle,  (182): 

188  Rebecca  Searle,  m.  Zebediah  Alvord, 

189  Abigail  Searle. 

190  Catherine  Searle,  b.  1736;  m.  Lieut,  Silas  Brown,  b,  1736,  d.  Aug. 
4,  1804;  shed.  1813. 

CJrn^aliigy  uf  tl)?  J^nm^rnu  3^amtlij  158 

191  Hannah  Searle,  b.  1738;  m.  Lieut.  Noah  Strong,  Jr.;  they  were 
first  settlers  at  Westhampton. 

192  Lucy  Searle. 

193  Elisha  Searle,  Jr.  ;  m.  Thankful  Banks. 

Children  of  Submit  and  Deacon  John  Clark,  (iSj): 

194  John  Clark,  b.  1733. 

195  Chloe  Clark. 

196  Jehiel  Clark,  b.  1736;  m.  1760,  Sarah  Strong. 

197  Submit  Clark,  b.  1738;  m.  1760,  Elijah  Clapp. 

198  John  Clark. 

199  Gad  Clark,  m.  Hannah  Edwards. 
\     200    Martha  Clark. 

201     Abigail  Clark,  m.  1767,  Selah  Clapp. 

It  is  said  that  Andrew,  Edward  and  John  Searle  were  born  in  Warwick, 
England,  and  all  came  to  Boston  in  1634.  It  is  evident,  however,  that 
there  were  Searles  in  County  Devon,  as  the  Annalist,  during  his  recent 
visit,  found  in  Berry  Pomeroy  churchyard  the  graves  with  headstones  in 
good  condition  of  Hugh  Searle  and  wife  Elizabeth.  Standing  by  the 
headstone  of  Henry  Haywood,  one  can  read  the  names  of  many  of  the 
men  and  women  who  have  intermarried  with  the  Pomeroys,  viz. :  Samuel 
Hodge,  Samuel  Angel,  George  Dugdale,  George  Everest  and  Amelia  his 
wife,  Henry  Hayward  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  John  Ashford  and  Mary 
his  wife,  and  there  are  many  others  who  are  familiar  to  the  Colonies,  but  not 
a  single  Pomeroy  headstone.  The  Pomeroy  headstones  have  doubtless 
been  carted  away  into  the  fields  as  material  to  build  stone  fences  for  the 
]  Seymour  farmers.  Every  indication  of  the  Pomeroy  ownership  is  being 
I  rapidly  obliterated.  Even  from  the  guide-board  pointing  the  way  to  the 
\  castle,  the  church  and  the  village  of  Berry  Pomeroy,  the  name  is  omitted, 
i  leaving  merely  the  word  Berry. 

j  John  Searl,  the  emigrant,  removed  from  Boston  in  1635,  in  company 

j  with  others  to  Springfield,  Mass.,  as  first  settlers.  His  home  lot  was  a 
i  little  north  of  the  present  Union  railroad  station.  He  married  March  19, 
•j  1639,  Sarah  Baldwin.  They  had  a  son  John,  born  March  30,  1641.  His 
3  widow,  Sarah,  married  April  28,  1642,  Alexander  Edwards,  who  came  from 
j  a  border  town  in  Wales.  In  1655  they  removed  from  Springfield  as  first 
\  settlers  to  what  is  now  the  city  of  Northampton.  They  are  the  ancestors  of 
I  all  of  the  names  of  Edwards  and  Searl  in  the  Connecticut  Valley. 

j  30    ELDAD  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Dec.  6,  1679;  m.  Dec. 

I  20,  1705,  Sarah  Wait,  b.  April  18,  1687,  dau.  of  William  Wait  and 

I  Sarah  Kingsley.    Eldad  Pomeroy  left  Northampton  for  Easthampton, 

1  in  1730,  and  was  among  the  first  settlers  of  Easthampton ;  he  d.  there 

1  in  1760.    The  old  homestead  in  Northampton  is  now  the  John  Clapp 

j  place  on  West  street. 

i  4th   gen.     Children: 

1  202  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  5,  1706;  m.  1733,  Thomas  Porter. 

j  203  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  4,  1709.   + 

j  204  Eldad  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  31,  1711.  + 

15B  ®I|trb  ^ftt^raftnn  -  3nBhua 

205  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.   10,  1715.  + 

206  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  1719.  + 

207  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.    19,  1721.  + 

208  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  1724.  + 

209  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  1727.  + 

31  HANNAH  POMEROY,  (Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  July  4,  1682;  m.  July 
7,  1702,  Joseph  Baker,  of  Windsor,  Conn,,  son  of  Joseph,  (Jeffrey), 
settled  on  a  tract  of  land  of  several  hundred  acres  south  of  Shemp- 
set  Pond;  she  d.  1705;  he  m.  (2)  Mrs.  Abigail  (Stiles)  Bissell,  dau. 
of  Thomas  Stiles;  he  d.  Jan.  29,  1754. 

4th   gen.     Children: 

210  Joseph  Baker,  b.  April  19,  1703. 

211  Samuel  Baker,  b.  June  28,  1705, 

32  MERCY  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  Sept.  20,  1684;  m. 
Dec.  9,  1708,  Samuel  Edwards,  Jr.,  b.  J\larch,  1676;  she  d.  April 
17,  1712;  he  m.  (2)  Sarah  Pomeroy,  dau.  of  Joseph  of  Colchester  and 
Hepzibah   (Ford)   Lyman. 

4th  gen.     Child: 

212  Mercy  Pomeroy  Edwards,  b.  Feb.  5,  1711;  m.  (1)  Dec.  7,  1749, 
Benjamin  Bartlett  (his  3d  wife),  b.  Dec.  30,  1696,  Northampton,  d. 
Aug.  23,  1762,  son  of  Samuel  Bartlett  and  wife  Sarah  Baldwin;  she 
m.  (2)  Ebenezer  French;  she  d.  Oct.  26,  1790. 

35  JOSHUA  POMEROY,*  (Joshua,  Eltzveed),  b.  Sept.  24,  1675,  at 
Deerfield,  IMass. ;  m.  (1)  May  1,  1700,  Sarah  Leonard,  who  d.  April 

24,  1702;  m.   (2)   Esther   with  whom  he  was  captured  by 

Indians  in  the  raid  on  Deerfield,  1704,  and  who  was  killed  when  they 
were  pursued,  but  Joshua  appeared  in  Dorchester  in  1707;  which 
is  accounted  for  in  a  measure  by  the  following  extract  from  the 
Records  of  the  First  Church  of  Dorchester,  page  156:  "Dec.  8,  1706, 
Memorandum:  The  Reverend  Mr.  John  WiUiams  Pastor  of  Deer- 
field &  many  Captives  with  Him  returned  from  ye  french  and  Indian 
Captivity  very  lately  in  Answer  to  Publ.  Prayers  on  that  behalf: 
Gloria  Deo  in  Xto."  He  m.  (3)  in  Dorchester,  Feb.  4,  1708,  Repent 
Weeks,  d.  July  22,  1714,  ae.  38;  he  m.  (4)  in  Dorchester,  June  2, 
1715,  Mary,  dau.  of  John  and  Hannah  Blake,  d.  March  19,  1718;  he 
m.  (5)  Oct.  1,  1718,  Mary,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Clapp  of 
Dedham.  He  was  chosen  Constable  of  Dorchester  in  1712. 
4th  gen.    Children  by  ist  zvife: 

213  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  March  29,  1701;  d.  April  1,  1701. 

214  John  Pomeroy,  b.  April  20,  1702. 

•No  Pomeroy  projection  by  this  family.  When  Joshua  Pomeroy  joined 
the  church  in  Boston  he  was  said  to  have  been  last  of  Dorchester  and  firstly 
of  the  church  in  Deerfield.  "He  received  a  grant  of  6  J  acres  of  land  on 
'Ragged  Row'  (now  Pleasant  Street,  Boston).  He  was  designated  in  1729  as 
one  of  the  English  tenants,  and  in  the  sale  of  a  portion  of  his  land  it  was  said  to 
be  part  of  6,000  acres  that  he  had  purchased  in  1725." — (History  of  Canton, 
by  J.  V.  Huntoon.) 

^enfalxJgtt  of  titp  Pom^rog  iFamtlg  IHO 

By  jd  zcife: 

215  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  in  Dorchester,  Sept.  11,  1710.   + 

216  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  in  Dorchester,  Feb.  10,  1712;  m.  Nov.  15,  1733, 
Stoughton,  John  Patton  of  Norton,  Mass. 

217  Daughter  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  1714. 

By  4th  zvife: 

218  Hannah   Pomeroy,  b.  in  Dorchester,  May  27,  1716;  d.  Sept.  11, 
1716,  Norton. 

(B.  28.  P.  18,  Boston  R.  Deeds.) 

James  Havves  of  Dorchester  Cordwainer  and  Damaris  his  wife  sell  for 
/65  to  Joshua  Pumry  of  Dorchester,  Taylor,  4  acres  in  Dorchester,  bounded 
by  Land  of  John  Bird  Senr.  John  Humphry,  James  Bird  Senr.  Messuage 
or  Tenement  "Moreover  also  all  my  Well  of  water  which  is  on  the  East- 
ward side  of  the  Road  or  highway  and  is  now  within  my  IMeadow  Fence 
near  to  the  said  Messuage  and  also  full  and  free  liberty  of  passing  to  and 
from  the  said  Well  of  water,  and  Convenient  room  around  the  said  Weil 
for  drawing  of  water  out  of  said  well." 

Signed  the  Six  and  twentieth  day  of  April  in  the  Year  of  Our  Lord 
One  Thousand  Seven  hundred  and  eight.  In  the  Seventh  year  of  Her 
Majesties  Reign. 

James  Hawes  personallv  appeared  and  ack'd  in  Dorchester  June  the 
22d  1708. 

(B.  36.    P.  33,  Boston  R.  Deeds.) 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come — Greeting:  Know 
yee  that  I  Joshua  Pumery  of  Dorchester  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  within 
His  Majesties  Province  of  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England,  Yeoman 
&c.  for  Forty-two  pounds  paid  by  William  Withington  of  Dorchester 
Blacksmith,  a  tract  of  land  situate  lying  and  being  in  Dorchester  New 
Grant  containing  by  estimation  one  hundred  and  twenty  five  acres  more  or 
less,  being  the  Eleventh  Lot  in  the  Twenty  five  Divisions  being  the  right 
of  Stephen  Hopkins  and  John  Bird  Junr.  and  Samuel  Bird,  James  Hawse 
&c.  and  Mary  Pumery  wife  of  me  the  sd.  Joshua  Pumery  by  these  presents 
freely  and  willingly  give  yield  up  and  surrender  all  her  right  of  Dowry 
&c.  —  sixteenth  Day  of  April  in  the  Eighth  year  of  the  Reign  of  Our 
Sovereign  Lord  George  by  the  Grace  of  God  King  of  Great  Britain  France 
and  Ireland  and  in  the  year  of  Our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
twenty  two. 

Joshua  Pumry  &  a  seal. 

Mary  Pumry  M  her  mark  &  a  seal. 

The  above  named  Joshua  and  Mary  Pumery 

app'd  &c.  May  22,  1722. 

(P.  239.    B.  39.) 

This  Indenture  made  Ye  fifteenth  day  of  March  in  the  12th  year  of  the 
Reign  of  Our  Sovereign  Lord  George  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain 
France  and  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith,  &c.  Annoq  Domini  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Twenty-five  between  Amos  Ahanton  Thomas 
Ahanton  Simon  George  Hezekiah  Squamoag  George  Hunter  all  resident  in 

Punkapoag  an  Indian  Plantation  within  the  Township  of  Dorchester  in  the 
County  of  Suffolk  and  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 
and  the  Native  or  Indian  Proprietors  of  the  Lands  within  the  said  Indian 
Plantations  in  Behalf  of  themselves  and  other  Indians  that  are  or  may 
be  Interested  therein  on  the  one  part  and  Joshua  Pumry  of  Punkapoag 
aforesd  (or  Dorset  Village  as  it  is  Sometimes  called)  Yeoman  and  one 
of  the  English  tenants  or  Lessees  of  the  s'd  Indian  Lands  on  the  Other 
part,  Witnesseth  that  the  s'd  Amos  Ahanton  Thomas  Ahanton  Simon 
George  Hezekiah  Squamoage  George  Hunter  (by  and  with  the  allowance 
and  approbation  of  the  Honorable  Nathaniel  Byfield  Paul  Dudley  Jonathan 
Remington  John  Quincy  Ebenezer  Stone  Esqrs  —  being  a  Committee 
Appointed  &  Impowered  by  the  Create  &  General  Court  or  Assembly  of 
the  Province  afores'd  at  their  session  at  Boston  in  the  year  of  Our  Lord 
1724)  Signified  by  subscribing  their  names  hereunto  for  &  in  Consideration 
of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  one  pounds  Eighteen  Shillings  &;  Sixpence  in  good 
Bills  of  Credit  on  the  S'd  province  well  and  truly  paid  by  the  s'd  Joshua 
Pumry  in  the  Hands  of  the  s'd  committee  Put  in  Trust  to  &  for  the  only  use 
&  behoof  of  the  Indian  Proprietors  afore  sd  &  to  be  accordingly  employed 
for  the  benefit  of  the  sd  Indian  Proprietors  pursuant  to  the  direction  of  the 
sd  Great  &  General  Court  have  Given  Granted  Bargained  and  Sold  &  by 
these  presents  Do  give  grant  Bargain  Sell  Aliene  Release  Confirme  quit  claim 
unto  the  s'd  Joshua  Pumry  (in  his  possession  now  being)  Two  Several 
Tracts  or  parcels  of  Land  Scituate  lying  &  being  in  Punkapoag  aforesd 
(with  the  Dwelling  house  thereon  standing)  containing  in  the  whole  Sixty 
one  Acres  &  One  Quarter  more  or  less,  which  sd  Tracts  or  Parcells  of  Land 
are  more  particularly  Described  &  Decyphered  in  a  small  Plat  or  Draught 
hereto  annexed,  together  with  all  privileges,  &c.  &c. 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  presence  of  us  —  Edward  Winslow 
Samuel  Tyley 

Approved  this  Twenty   Second  day  of  March   1725.     Nathll  Byfield 
Paul  Dudley  Jona  Remington  John  Quincey  Ebenezer  Stone 

Suffolk  Ss  Boston  March  22d   1725. 
Personally  appd  &  ackd 

Paul  Dudley  May  6th  1726 
John  Ballantine  Regr 

45  ABIGAIL  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Eltiveed),  b.  Jan.  25,  1683;  m. 
Isaac  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  16,  1681,  at  Northampton,  son  of  Richard 
Lyman  and  Elizabeth  Coles,  dau.  of  John  Coles  of  Hatfield;  she 
d.  June  3,  1709;  (probably  b.  in  Colchester). 

4th  gen.    Children: 

219  Isaac  Pomeroy  Lyman,  b.  1707;  d.  1708. 

220  Abigail  Pomeroy  Lyman,  b.  May  28,  1709;  d.  Dec.  25,  1709. 

49  SARAH  VOM.'EROY,  {Joseph,  Eltzveed),  b.  Feb.  3,  1690;  m. 
about  1714,  Samuel  Edwards  of  Northampton,  (who  had  previously 
m.  Mercy  Pomeroy,  (32),  dau.  of  Caleb  Pomeroy  and  Hepzibah 
Baker  of  Colchester)  ;  she  m.  (2)  Joseph  Wright,  Sr. ;  she  d.  1751. 

4th  gen.    Children  by  ist  marriage: 

221  Sarah  Edwards,  b.  1715;  m.  Reuben  Wright. 

222  Deacon  Samuel  Edwards,  b.  1716;  m.  1747,  Catherine  Clark,  b. 
1723,  d.  April  29,  1803;  soldier  of  the  French  and  Indian  war  of 
1745;  d.  1783.  + 

223  Miriam  Edwards,  b.  1718:  m.  Aaron  Wright. 

224  Hannah  Edwards,  b.  1720;  d.  1738. 

225  Noah  Edwards,  b.  1722  ;  m.  Jerusha  Alvord ;  he  d.  Sept.  3,  1805.   + 

226  Phebe  Edwards,  b.  1724;  m.  Titus  Wright,  b.  1718. 

227  Medad  Edwards,  b.  1726. 

228  Nathaniel  Edwards,  b.  1729;  m.  Margaret  Alvord,  dau.  of  Benja- 
min Alvord  of  Northampton;  he  d.  1792. 

^th  gen.     Children   of  Samuel  and   Catherine  Edwards,   (222): 

229  Hannah  Edwards,  b.  July  29,  1748;  m.  Gad  Clark,  service  in  the 
Revolution;  he  d.  1777;  she  m.  (2)   Deacon  Stephen  Lyman. 

230  Catherine  Edwards,  b.  Nov.  13,  1750;  m.  July  30,  1772,  Lemuel 
Coleman,  d.  Feb.  11,  1824;  she  d.  Jan.  3,  1836. 

231  Samuel  Edwards,  b.  June  9,  1753 ;  m.  June  14,  1780,  Silence  Judd, 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  Jonathan  Judd,  d.  Sept.  9,  1839;  he.  d.  Aug.  12, 
1843.  . 

232  Luther  Edwards,  b.  May  3,  1756 ;  m.  Dec.  22,  1778,  Sarah  Sheldon, 

b.  Oct.  19,  1759,  d ;  he  m.   (2)   Clarissa  Judd,  b.   1764,  d. 

Aug.  8,  1837 ;  he  d.  May  12,  1834. 

233  Deacon  Elisha  Edwards,  b.  Oct.  23,  1758;  m.  about  1792,  Anna 
Bates,  b.  Feb.  13,  1760,  d.  Nov.  10,  1826 ;  he  d.  Nov.  17,  1832.  He 
was  father  of  Prof.  Bela  B.  Edwards. 

234  Nancy  Edwards,  b.  Jan.  4,  1761 :  d.  Sept.  1,  1777. 

235  AsENATH  Edwards,  b.  Sept.,  1767;  d.  Sept.  9,  1777. 

5th  gen.     Children  of  Noah  and  Jerusha  Ediaards,  (225): 

236  Noah  Edwards,  b.  1750. 

237  Justin  Edwards,  bp.  Aug.  1.  1752;  m. 

238  Simeon  EDWAtos,  bp.  Nov  17,  1754;  d.  July  16,  1830. 

239  Benjamin  Alvord  Edwards,  bp.  Jan.  23,  1757. 

240  Jerusha  Edwards,  bp.  Feb.,  1759;  m.  1779,  Joseph  Warner,  son  of 
Daniel  Warner  and  Jemima  Wright. 

241  Eli  Edwards,  b.  1760. 

242  Vester  Edwards,  b.  1763. 

243  Eunice  Edwards,  b.  1768. 

51  DEACON  JOSEPH  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Eltzueed),  b.  Dec.  20, 
1695,  Windsor,  Conn. ;  m.  Aug.  20,  1727,  Sarah  Bebee,  who  d. 
Sept.  3,  1728;  he  m.  (2)  Dec.  25,  1728,  Elizabeth  Randall.  Lived 
at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  and  Boston,  to  which  colony  his  father  had 
preceded  him.    Tailor.    Res.  also,  Yarmouth,  Maine. 

jth  gen.     Child  by  ist  wife: 

244  Daughter  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  29,  1728 ;  d.  Dec,  1729. 

1H3  JEIjxrb  (Btmtvdxtin  -  3nsfpl| 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

245  SaIl-vh  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  17,  1731. 

246  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  30,  1733.  + 

247  Hannah   Pomeroy,  b.  April  26,   1734. 

248  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  2,  1736. 
"Several  other  children." 

52  HANNAH  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Eltzceed),  h.  April  22.  1698;  m. 
May  9,  1721,  John  Northam,  who  d.  1740;  she  m.  (2)  Sept.  2,  1740, 
Joseph  Foote,   (his  second  wife). 

4th  gen.    Children: 

249  Hannah  Northam^  b.  June  6,  1722;  d.  young. 

250  Lurana  Northam,  b.  ^lay  25,  1723;  m.  Xoah  Pomeroy  (271), 
son  of  Noah  Pomeroy  and  wife,  Elizabeth  Sterling. 

251  Hannah  Northam,  b.  'May  29,  1724. 

252  John  Northam,  b.  March  29,  1725 ;  d.  1740. 

253  Sar.\h  Northam,  b.  Aug.  6.  1726. 

254  Ruhama  Northam,  b.  Oct.  15,.  1727;  m.  Sept.  14,  1749,  Jeremiah 
Foote,  son  of  Joseph  Foote  (who  m.  Hannah  Northam  as  his  2d 
wife)  and  Ann  Clotliin,  b.  Oct.  11,  1725,  d.  May  15,  1784;  she  d. 
Feb.  8,  1809. 

255  Ann  Northam  (twin  with  Ruhama),  b.  Oct.  15,  1727. 

256  Elizabeth  Northam,  b.  April  20,  1729. 

257  Abigail  Northam,  b.  Aug.  23,  1731. 

258  Katharine  Northam,  b.  April  13,  1733. 

259  Experience  Northam,  b.  April  13,   1733,   (twin  with  Katharine). 

5th  gen.     Children  of  Ruhama  and  Jeremiah  Foote,  (2^4): 

260  Ambrose  Foote,  bp.  and  d.  April  11,  1750. 

261  Ambrose  Foote,  b.  July  15,  1751. 

262  Betty  Foote,  b.  Jan.,  1753;  m.  April  3,  1777,  (her  cousin)  Joseph 
Foote,  son  of  Hosea. 

263  Stephen  Foote,  b.  1755. 

264  Uzziel  Foote,  b.  1757. 

265  Jeremiah  Foote,  bp.  Jan.  21,  1759. 

266  Ruhama  Foote,  b.  Oct.  15,  1760. 

267  Ann  Foote,  b.  June  13,  1762. 

268  Hannah  Foote,  b.  April  4,  1766. 

269  Martin  Foote,  b. ;  d. ;  unm. 

270  Esther  Foote,  bp.  Oct.  27,  1771 ;  m.  Sept.  29,  1791,  Joseph  Taylor 
of  Colchester. 

53  NOAH  P0:MER0Y,  {Joseph,  Elfweed),  h.  May  19,  1700,  Windsor, 
Conn.;  m.  Dec.  16,  1724,  Elizabeth  Sterling  of  Lyme,  Conn.,  b.  April 
18,  1700,  d.  Sept.  30,  1779,  dau.  of  Capt.  Daniel  Sterling  and  Mary 
Fenwick,  (widow  of  Richard  Ely,  w^ho  were  m.  June  6,  1699).  He 
was  a  leader  in  public  affairs,  and  Deacon  of  the  First  Church  in 
Somers,  Conn.,  to  which  place  they  moved  from  Colchester  in  1751; 
he  d.  in  Somers,  Feb.  16,  1779, 

(BtmnlG^}^  of  li]^  Pnm^rng  iFmtnlg  104 

4th  gen.    Children: 

271  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  8,  1725 ;  m.  + 

272  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  13,  1727.  + 

273  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  1729,  + 

274  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1733,  in  Somers.  + 

275  Elijah  Pomeroy,  b.  ^Nlarch  9,  1735;  joined  the  expedition  to 
Havana,  Aug.  29,  1762.  This  was  an  aggression  made  by  England 
against  Spain  after  the  capture  of  Quebec  from  the  French  in 
1759.  A  large  portion  of  the  troops  for  this  enterprise  (4,000), 
were  drawn  from  Massachusetts  and  Connecticut,  and  they  arrived 
before  Havana,  June  6,  1762.  Havana  was  captured  by  the  New 
Englanders,  Aug.  14,  1762,  with  small  loss  in  battle  on  the  part  of 
the  Colonists,  but  sickness  made  great  havoc  in  their  ranks,  Elijah 
d.  there  from  the  evils  of  war  and  climate. 

276  Joshua  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  27,  1737.  + 

277  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1739;  was  with  his  brother  Elijah,  in 
the  expedition  to  Havana,  Aug.  29,  1762;  he  d.  there  in  1762, 
from  the  hardships  of  the  campaign. 


"And  thou  shall  speak  unto  the  Children 
of  Israel,  saying,  If  a  man  die  and  have  no 
son  then  you  shall  cause  his  inheritance  to 
go  unto  his  daughter." — Numbers. 

54     EXPERIENCE  POMEROY,   (John,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b,  Oct.  8, 
1685,  Northampton;  m.  Jan.  2,  1706,  Deacon  Ebenezer  Lyman,  b. 
1682,  of  Northampton,  later  of  Durham  and  Torrington.     He  was 
representative   for  Durham   1737;   d.   at  Torrington,    1762. 
5th  gen.    Children: 

278  Moses  Lyman,  b.   Sept.,   1706;  m.   Jan.   10,   1733,  Ruth  Hickox, 
who  d.  Aug.  12,  1734;  he  m.  (2)  June,  1735,  Ruth  Gaylord,  who.  d. 

Aug.  21,  1751;  m.   (3)    Sarah   ;  he  had  removed  to  South- 

ington,  Ct,,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Congregational  church;  Sarah 
d.  there  Jan.  28,  1765 ;  he.  d.  March  3,  1796.  + 

279  Experience  Lyman,  b.  and  d.  in  Northampton,  1708. 

280  Ebenezer  Lyman,  b.  Sept.  20,  1709;  m.  Elizabeth  Seward,  dau.  of 

Noadiah,  about  1733,  d.  soon,  s.  p. ;  m.  (2)  about  1734,  Sarah ; 

settled  in  Torrington,  1737 ;  purchased  a  large  tract  of  land,  on  which 
a  fort  was  built  to  which  settlers  resorted  at  night ;  tilled  their  farms 
with  guns  by  their  side;  he  d.  April  1,  1753,  Torrington,  Conn.   + 

281  Stephen  Lyman,  b.  May  14,  1711;  d.  Feb.  22,  1712. 

282  Experience  Lyman,  b.  Dec.  25,   1712,  Northampton ;  d.  Nov.  20, 

283  Mindwell  Lyman,  b.  July  11,  1714;  m.  Oct.  29,  1741,  Jacob  Strong, 
Jr.  + 

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284  John  Lyman,  b.  1717;  m.  Sept.  13,  1739,  Hope  Hawley,  dau.  of 
Jehiel  Hawlev  and  Hope  Stow  of  Middletown ;  he  d   y63    ^ 

285  Hannah  Lyman,  bp.  June  30,  1723.  Durham:  m.  March  20,  1749, 
A<=ahel  Strong,  son  of  Jacob  and  Abigail  (Bissell)  Strong,  b.  May 
7,  1715,  d.  Nov.  15,  1776;  she  d.  Feb.  19,  1771,  Tornngton,  Conn.   + 

6th  gen.     Child  of  Moses  and  Ruth  Lyman,  (278): 

286  Moses\yman,  b.  Jan.  20,  1734;  d.  March  17,  1734. 

Children  bv  2d  zvife: 

287  Ruth  Lyman,  b.  March  23,  1736;  m.  Feb.  2,  1758  Samuel  Wood- 
ruff of  Southington,  d.  Julv  7,  1816;  she  d.  Aug.  9,  1829. 

288  Moses  Lyman,  bp.  Feb.  13,  1743;  m.  Abigail  Blackston  (his  second 
wife) ;  he  d.  1812. 

289  Sarah  Lyman,  bp.  Jan.  6,  1745. 

290  Lois  Lyman,  bp.  Feb.  15,  1747. 

291  Hannah  Lyman,  bp.  July  3,  1749. 

292  Noah  Lyman,  bp.  Oct.  13,  1751. 

293  Phineas  Lyman,  bp.  May  4,  1755. 

Child  by  3d  wife: 

294  Sarah  Lyman,  bp.  July  16,  1756. 

Last  seven  children  bp.  in  Southington,  Conn. 

Children  of  Ebeneser  and  Sarah  Lyman,  (280): 

295  Caleb  Lyman,  b.  1747;  m.  (1)  Hannah  Loomis,  by  whom  he  had 
five  children;  m.   (2)    Mrs.  Delight  Marsh,  by  whom  he  had  one 

child.  ,  ,    TVT      u  -7 

296  Ebenezer  Lyman,  b.  March  17,  1750;  m.  Ann ;  d.  March  7, 

1813;  she  d.  March   14.  1813. 

297  Sarah  Lyman,  m.  Joel  Wetmore. 

298  Esther  Lyman,  m.  Nehemiah  Lewis. 

299  Ruth  Lyman,  m.  Ashbel  North. 

300  Rhoda  Lyman,  m.  Nathaniel  Hayden. 

301  Mary  Lyman,  m.  Mr.  Tuttle,  and  settled  in  Windsor,  Conn. 

6th  gen.     Children  of  Mindzvell  and  Jacob  Strong,  (283): 

302  Mindwell  Strong,  b.  July  28,  1742. 

302.1  Experience  Strong,  b.  and  d.  Aug.  13,  1743.  ,     ,     r  t- 

303  Abigail  Strong,  b.  Jan.  27,  1745;  m.  Ebenezer  Stoddard  of  lor- 

304  Experience  Strong,  b.  IMarch  28,  1749.      , 

305  Elizabeth  Strong,  b.  Sept.  10,  1755 ;  d.  Jan.  2,  1756. 

306  Mary  Strong,  b.  July  2,  1757;  m.  March  23,  1775,  Richard  Leach; 
she  d.  April  19,  1791.    He  was  a  Rev.  soldier ;  d.  July  6,  1827. 

Children  of  John  and  Hope  Lyman,  (284)  : 

307  John  Lyman,  b.  1740;  d.  young. 

308  Catherine  Lyman,  bp.  at  Durham,  Nov.  8,  1741 ;  m.  Lot  Benton  of 

Guilford.  ^       Ti^r     xTT-ii- 

309  Hannah  Lyman,  b.  at  Durham,  June  19,  1743;  m.  Rev.  Mr.  Wilhs- 

ton  of  West  Haven. 

310  John  Lyman,  bp.  Jan,  13,  1744-5 ;  d.  young. 

311  David  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  6,  1746;  m.  May  20.  1777,  Sarah  Comstock 
of  Norwalk;  he  was  selectman  and  Colonel  of  militia;  she  d.  Feb. 
28,  1835;  he  d.  Feb.  28,  1815. 

312  Esther  Lyman,  b.  Feb,  17,  1749;  m,  Mr.  Beecher;  was  mother  of 
Dr.  Lyman  Beecher. 

313  Elihu  Lyman,  b,  about  1751 ;  physician;  m.  and  left  children,  Alfred 
and  Maria ;  d.  at  the  south. 

314  Phineas  Lyman. 

Children  of  Hannah  and  Asahcl  Strong,  (28 j)  : 

315  Asahel  Strong,  b.  April  17,  1750;  m.  Feb.  5,  1776,  Martha  Barber, 
dau.  of  David;  he  d.  Jan.  6,  1831,  Peru,  N.  Y. ;  she  d.  July  12,  1820. 

316  Hannah  Strong,  b.  Nov.  30,  1753;  m.  John  Miner,  of  Winchester, 

317  Dorcas  Strong,  b.  Feb.  27,  1758;  m.  Hezekiah  Beecher  of  Bethle- 

318  Chloe  Strong,  b.  Dec,  4.  1763 ;  m.  David  Holmes  of  Russell,  Mass. 

319  David  Strong,  b.  May  31,  1768, 

65  CAPT.  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Ebenecer,  Medad,  Eltiveed),  b.  April 
1,  1695,  Northampton;  m.  May  29,  1718,  Rachel  Sheldon,  dau.  of 
Thomas  Sheldon  (Isaac)  and  ilary  Hinsdale,  b,  1701.  He  took  an 
active  part  in  an  Indian  conflict  designated  as  Father  Rale's  war, 
and  was  Lieutenant  in  Capt.  Kellogg's  command,  at  the  time  stationed 
at  Northfield  and  Deerfleld,  England  and  France,  it  is  said,  took 
no  part  in  this  war,  the  Indians  being  incited  by  the  Jesuits  to  over- 
run and  murder  the  colonists.  Massachusetts  and  New  Hampshire 
only  were  actively  engaged  in  hostilities  with  the  tribes,  inhabiting 
what  is  now  the  state  of  Maine.  Though  open  hostilities  were  in  prog- 
ress but  four  years,  and  principally  involved  the  far  eastern  section  of 
the  province,  there  was  also  universal  alarm  along  the  western  frontier, 
and  the  valley  towns  were  under  constant  apprehension.  The  History 
of  Northampton  says  that  "Fort  Drummer,  (where  Lieut.  John 
Pomeroy  was  stationed)  was  an  outpost,  headquarters  of  observation, 
from  which  scouting  parties  were  sent  in  all  directions,  and  as  Indians 
were  thought  to  be  expert  in  that  service  an  attempt  was  made  to 
engage  them  but  with  negative  results."  The  Indian  chief.  Gray 
Lock,  was  perhaps  the  most  active  in  these  depredations.  Reports 
that  bands  of  Indians  were  seen  in  various  directions  were  frequent, 
and  the  utmost  vigilance  was  required  to  secure  the  settlers  against 
surprise  and  massacre.  He  was  also  with  the  Northampton  men 
at  Forts  Massachusetts  and  No,  4  during  the  attack  by  the  French 
and  Indians  under  Sieur  Baptiste  Boucher  de  Niverville,  and  after 
three  days  of  continuous  fighting  the  enemy  were  driven  off.  Bancroft 
says:  "Among  the  gallant  soldiers  who  successfully  repulsed  the 
enemy,  were  several  men  from  Northampton:  Lieut.  William  Lyman 
was  second  in  command,  Noah  Clapp,  John  Birge,  John  Pomeroy, 
Ithamar  Strong  and  Zadoc  Danks,"  Mrs.  Pomeroy  died  April  22, 
1774;  he  d,  June  4,  1736. 

§th  gen.    Children: 

320  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  6,  1719;  d.  young. 

321  EusHA  PoMEROY,  b.  Jan.  29,  1721.   + 

322  RACHEL  PoMEROY,  b.  April  14,  1723.  + 

323  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  May  3,  1726;  d.  young. 

.  324    Elizabeth  Pomeroy.  b.  Jan.  27,  1727 ;  d.  young. 

325  John  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1728.   + 

326  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  1729.  + 

327  Titus  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  14,  1731 ;  d.  Feb.  14,  1732. 

328  Eunice  Pomeroy.  bp.  Aug.  7,  1734;  m.  April  26,  1758,  Col.  James 
'Easton,  Litchfield,  Ct.     He  was  with  Ethan  Allen  in  his  attack  on 

Fort  Ticonderoga. 

329  Titus  Pomeroy,  bp.  Oct.  19,  1736.  4-    - 

66  EBENEZER  POMEROY,  (Ebencaer,  Mcdad,  Eltzceed),  b.  Sept. 
18.  1697,  Northampton;  m.  April  26,  1722,  Elizabeth  Hunt,  b.  March 
2,  1701,  d.  June  10,  1782,  dau,  of  Jonathan  (Jonathan,  John)  Hunt 
and  Martha  Williams;  he  d.  April  22,  1774." 

^th  gen.    Children: 

330  Ebe'nezer  Pomeroy,  b.  May  1,  1723.'  +    - 

331  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  27,  1727;  d.  Feb.  3.  1727. 

332  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  March  3,  1729;  m.  (1)  Elisha  Hawley;  m. 
(2)  Phineas  Lyman,  b.  about  1725,  son  of  Lieut.  Gideon  Lyman  and 
wife  Esther  Strong,  (Phineas  Lyman  had  previously  m.  Joanna 
Eastman,  who  was  the  mother  of  his  three  children.) 

333  Stephen  Pomeroy,  b.  July  13,  1732.  +    ~ 

334  Hem  an  Pomeroy,  b.  June  27,  1734.   + 

335  Ethan  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  22,  _1735-6;  d.  Jan.  26,  _1736: 
336: :  Estber  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  7,  1737.  + 

67  :SAR\H  POMEROY,  {Ebencser,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  Sept.  5,  1700,- 

Northampton;  m.  Dec.  12,  1721,  _Capt.  Noah  Wright,  b.  Nov.  29, 
1699,  d.  June  27.  1775,  son  of  Ebenezer  Wright  and  Hannah  Hunt; 
she.d.  April  3,  1777. 

5th -gen.    Children: 

337  Selah  Wright/ b.  Sept.  24,  1722;  m.  Esther  Lyman;  d.  Dec.  17, 
1786;  she  d.  Aug.   11,  1815,  ae.  90. 

338  Caleb  Wright,  m.  Sarah  Strong. 

339  Dr.   Elihu   Wright,   m.   Rachel   Sprague;   settled   at   New    Marl-, 
borough,  Mass. ;  d.  Oct.^  1776,  at  White  Plains.   + 

340  Katharine  Wright,  b.  Oct.  7,  1728;  m.  Jan.  3,  1754,"  Seth  Lyman t 
d.  at  Norwich,  Mass. 

341  Mary  Wright,  bp.  Nov.  17,  1734;  m.  (1)  Feb.  8,  1759,  Joel  Hunt;: 
m.  (2)  1782,  Benjamin  Clark;  d.  Jan.  28,  1805. 

342"   Noah  Wright,  b.  Jan.  11,  1736;  settled  at  New  Marlborough.  . 

343  Elisha  Wright,  b,  April  8,  1739;  d.  Dec.  2,  1802;  unm. 

344  Joel  Wright,  b.  Jan.  28,  1744;  m.  Ursula  Moseley ;  d.  June  24,.i796. 

6th  gen.     Children  of  Elihu  and  Rachel  Wright,  (239) '■ 

3.44.1  Elisha  Wright.  ,,o^^n    j- 

344.2  Elihu  Wright,  Jr.,  m.  Mary  Pomeroy,  (1207).  "f 

344.3  Augustus  Wright. 

344.4  Rachel  Wright,  m.  Frederick  Boyden. 

344.5  Pamelia  Wright,  m.  Eliakim  Oapp  of  Chester. 

69  ENSIGN  JOSIAH  POMEROY,  {Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Dec  29  1703,  Northampton;  m.  Nov.  9,  1731,  Lydia  Ashley,  b.  June 
28,  1710,  d.  Dec.  19,  1772,  dau.  of  Lieut.  Jonathan  Ashley  and  Abigail 
Stebbins  of  Westfield,  Mass. ;  he  lived  at  Blackpole,  on  the  plain, 
and  on  Jan.  2,  1736,  his  house  was  burned;  his  brother  Seth  after- 
wards had  the  land  in  part;  he  was  a  weaver  by  trade;  his  estate 
was  settled  in  1789. 

^th  gen.    Children: 

345  Adino  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  22,  1732.   + 

346  Eleazer  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  17,  1734.  + 

347  Shammah  Pomeroy.  b.  Oct.  24,  1736.  + 

348  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1739.  + 

349  Josiah  Pomeroy,  b.  July  21,  1741.  + 

350  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  8,  1743.  + 

351  Dorothy  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  2,  1745.  + 

352  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  March  10,  1747.  + 

353  Jonathan.  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  26,  1749 ;  d.  Oct.  4,  1791,  Williamsburg. 

70  GENERAL  SETH  POMEROY,  {Eheneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
May  20,  1706,  Northampton;  m.  Dec.  14,  1732,  Mary  Hunt,  b.  Nov. 
14,  1705,  d.  Sept.  11,  1777,  dau.  of  Jonathan  (Jonathan,  John)  Hunt 
and  Martha  Williams,  (dau.  of  Samuel  Williams  and  Rhoda  Park)  ; 
he  d.  at  Peekskill,  N.  Y.,  Feb.  19,  1777,  to  which  place  he  had  led 
the  Northampton  troops  to  join  General  Washington's  army  on  the 
Hudson.  His  boyhood  and  youth  was  largely  occupied  in  learning 
the  trade  of  his  fathers,  and  he  had  established  an  armory  and  man- 
ufactured guns  on  a  large  scale,  which  were  of  excellent  finish  and 
in  great  demand  by  the  colonists,  provincial  troops  and  Indians.  He 
was  a  typical  Pomeroy,  large  of  heart,  with  indomitable  will,  sensi- 
tive in  feeling,  sound  of  judgment  with  high  and  serene  religious 
principles ;  he  had  the  courage,  fortitude,  business  capacity,  and  regard 
for  law  and  good  government  which  characterize  the  race. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

354  Rev.  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  26,  1733.  + 

355  Quartus  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1735.  + 

356  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  14,  1736.  + 

357  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  24,  1738.  + 

358  M.\RTHA  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1740.  +  ' 

359  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  6,  1742.  + 

360  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  June  17,  1744.  +  .;:..-. 

MntwmrnJ  to  ^ajor-C^rnrral  ^ptl]  ^omrroy 

The  memorial  is  a  polished  granite  shaft  of  the  Roman- 
Doric  order,  standing-  on  a  base  which  rests  on  a  pedestal 
four  feet  square.  The  capital  of  the  column  is  surmounted 
bv  a  polished  ball  or  apple,  which  is  twenty-eight  feet  from 
the  ground.  The  entire  stone  weighs  twenty-two  tons.  The 
shaft  is  of  Quincy  granite,  the  base  of  white  Vermont  granite, 
and  the  ball  or  apple  of  dark  red  New  Brunswick  granite.  With 
appropriate  ceremonies,  conducted  by  the  Sons  of  the  Revo- 
lution in  New  York,  it  was  unveiled  on  June  IT,  1S9S.  the  123d 
anniversary  of  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill.     The  inscriptions  are: 


"General     Seth    Pomeroy 
'Born  at  Northampton.  Mass., 
•May    20.    1706. 

'Died   near   this   spot   Feb.    19, 


"Ensign.    1743. 

"Captain,    1744. 

"Major,    at    Louisbourg,    1745. 

"Colonel  at  Lake  George,  1755. 

"Brigadier-General,    1775. 

"Bunker  Hill,   1775." 


"Erected   by   the 
■Sons    of    the   Revolution, 
"In    the   State   of  New   York, 
"In   the  year   1898." 

"Peekskill,    N.    Y.    Feby.    11, 

"T  go  cheerfully,  for  I  am 
sure  the  cause  we  are  en- 
gaged in  is  just,  and  the  call 
I  have  to  it  is  clear  and  the 
call    of   God. 

•'Seth  Pomeroy." 




Erected  at  Peekskill-on-the-Hudson  by  the  Sons  of  the  Revolution  in 
New  York 

IBB JFourll)  ^gtt^rattun  -  Bthuh 

361  Son  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  Feb.,  1747. 

362  AsAHEL  PoMEROY,  b.  Dec.  1,  1749.  + 

Drakes's  Dictionary  of  American  Biography  says  of  Gen.  Seth  Pome- 
roy:  "He  was  engaged  while  young  in  military  duties.  Captain  in  1744; 
Major  at  the  capture  of  Louisbourg  in  1745;  in  1755  he  was  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  in  William's  regiment,  from  whose  death  he  was  chief  commander 
in  the  battle  with  Baron  Dieskau.  His  regiment  was  the  most  prominent 
in  the  engagement  and  suffered  most  in  gaining  the  victory  at  Lake  George. 
He  was  a  delegate  to  the  Provincial  Congress'in  1744-5  ;'in  October,  1774, 
he  was  chosen  with  Preble  and  Ward,  a  general  officer,  and  in  Februarv. 
1775,  a  Brigadier-General.  He  fought  as  a  private  soldier  at  Bunker 
Hill,  and  was  in  the  hottest  of  the  fight.  His  appointment  as  Senior  Brig- 
adier-General  by  Congress  a  few  days  after,  causing  some  difference  in  the 
adjustment  of  questions  of  rank,  he  retired  to  his  farm  and  twent\'-eight 
days  later  resigned.  In  the  following  year,  however,  when  New  Jersey  was. 
overrun  by  the  enemy,  he  headed  the  militia  of  his  county,  and  marched 
to  the  Hudson  river.  He  was  an  ingenious  and  skillful  mechanic  and  manu- 
facturer of  arms,  and  a  zealous  and  devoted  patriot."  See  "Pomeroy  Men 
in  the  Revolution"  in  the  Addenda  to  this  volume  for  services  of  jNIajo'r-Gen- 
eral  Seth  Pomeroy. 

It  is  asserted  by  many  writers  that  tlie  press  and  general  public  receive 
more  willingly  references  to  the  military  renown  of  a  successful  general  than 
of  the  interests  which  pertain  to  the  activities  of  the  civilian,  during  the  period 
of  the  Revolution.  It  will,  however,  be  remembered  that  in  every  land,  before 
the  citizen  can  follow  the  peaceful  pursuits,  the  first  requisite  is  the  military 
officer  with  his  troops  equipped  for  war.  It  will  not  be  denied  that  men 
with  military  genius  were  in  demand  in  the  early  days  of  the  Colonies;  and 
it  was  soon  demonstrated  that  General  Seth  Pomeroy  possessed  many  of  the 
necessary  qualifications  of  a  leader  of  men  in  battle;  a  man  of  forceful  char- 
acter, executive  ability  and  experience  in  warfare,  with  large  resources  at 
command,  fearless  in  the  exercise  of  his  duty,  and  a  strong  reliance  upon  the 
providence  of  the  Almighty  for  good. 

He  inherited  the  family  traits  of  character,  and  the  family  business 
of  making  guns.  He  employed  many  smiths,  and  manufactured  large  numbers 
of  guns,  whose  accuracy  and  finish  won  commendation  for  the  product  of  his 
armory  from  every  colony  of  pioneers.  And  the  Indians  on  the  far  northern  lakes 
made  persistent  efforts  to  gain  possession  of  a  "Pomeroy  gun."  The  Pomeroy 
armory  continued  to  supply  the  colonists  with  guns  for  six  generations  as 
his  descendants  carried  forward  the  business  after  the  death  of  General  Seth 
Pomeroy,  or  until  the  Springfield  Armory  was  established  by  the  United 
States  government. 

During  the  years  of  the  French  and  Indian  wars  Gen.  Seth  Pomeroy  de- 
voted much  of  his  time  and  attention  to  laying  out  and  constructing  the  great 
highways  from  the  Connecticut  Valley  into  Berkshire  county,  and  over  the 
hills  to  Albany,  which  he  had  considered  as  a  military  necessity.  He  also  took 
an  important  part  in  all  those  wars  between  the  colonists  and  their  Canadian 
neighbors,  and  the  savages  acting  under  the  influence  of  the  Jesuit  priests. 
Acting  under  commissions  under  the  hand  and  seal  of  Governor  Shirley, 
Captain-General  of  the  Province  of  Massachusetts  Bay,  he  also  engaged  in 
erecting  a  line  of  forts  along  the  northern  frontier  of  the  province. 

In  1714,  the  French  commenced  to  build  a  fort  at  Louisbourg,  on  the 
island  of  Cape  Briton,  to  be  the  "greatest  fortress  on  earth,"  to  menace  and 
command  the  New  World.  Over  thirty  million  livres  were  expended  by 
France,  "and  all  the  energies  and  resources  of  her  government  for  twenty 
years"  were  devoted  to  its  completion.  "It  was  the  greatest  fortress  in  the 
world  in  its  time.     The  harbor  was  guarded   by  a  battery  of  thirty  twenty- 

eight  pounders  on  Goat  Island  and  by  the  Royal  battery  of  thirty  heavy 
guns,  which  raked  the  entrances."  In  1745,  Seth  Pomeroy  accepted  a  com- 
mission as  Major  of  Artillery,  and  it  was  with  the  above  guns  he  had  to 
do.  The  land  and  harbor  sides  of  the  town  were  defended  by  lines  of  ramparts 
and  bastions  on  which  eighty  guns  were  mounted;  the  West  Gate  being  Bup- 
ported  by  a  battery  of  twenty-four  pounders. 

The  lofty  citadel  was  in  the  gorge  of  the  King's  bastion.  This  "greatest 
fortress  of  modern  times,"  which  was  considered  impregnable,  was  the  base 
for  the  equipment  of  marauding  bands  of  French  and  Indians  for  the  purpose 
of  harassing  and  driving  from  their  homes,  the  colonists  of  New  England. 
One  can  scarcely  conceive,  then,  the  impulse  of  splendid  audacity  which 
prompted  4,000  New  England  home-makers  to  march  up  to  that  fortress  and 
lay  siege  to  it,  feebly  assisted  by  Warren's  West  Indies  fleet. 

On  May  8,  1745,  Major  Seth  Pomeroy  wrote  to  his  wife:  "The  Grand 
Battery  is  ours!  Before  we  entered  it  the  people  had  fled  out  of  it,  and  gone 
over  to  the  town,  but  had  stopped  up  the  touch-holes  of  the  cannon.  General 
Pepperell  gave  me  the  oversight  of  some  twenty  smiths  in  boring  them  out. 
Cannon  balls  and  bombs  were  fired  from  the  city  and  the  island  fort  into  our 
midst,  but  when  we  could  get  the  cannon  clear  we  gave  them  fire  for  fire  from 
their  own  guns." 

In  reply,  his  wife  writes:  "*  *  *  The  whole  town  is  much  moved 
with  concern  for  the  expedition,  how  Providence  will  order  the  affair,  for 
which  religious  meetings  every  week  in  town  are  maintained.  My  dear 
husband,  I  leave  you  in  the  hands  of  God,  desiring  to  submit  to  His  will,  what- 
ever it  may  be." 

(Signed)     "MARY  POMEROY." 

The  capture  of  those  great  guns,  and  their  destructive  fire  against  the 
enemy  heralded  the  downfall  of  the  great  fortress.  On  June  15,  1745,  after 
a  siege  of  thirty  days,  Louisbourg  with  its  all  but  impregnable  fortress  was 
reduced;  and  was  surrendered  by  its  commander.  Governor  Duchambon,  to 
a  force  of  less  than  four  thousand  colonial  militia.  An  entry  in  Major  Seth 
Pomeroy 's  journal  says: 

"Commodore  Warren  saith,  that  if  the  King  of  England  had  known  its 
strength  he  would  not  have  sent  less  than  twenty  ships  of  the  line  and  ten 
thousand  regular  forces  to  attack  Louisbourg." 

During  this  period  Major  Seth  Pomeroy  held  several  offices  of  trust  in 
the  service  of  the  colony,  although  at  intervals  he  was  called  upon  to  muster 
recruits  and  march  to  the  Vermont  frontier  to  repel  expected  invasions  from 
Canada.  He  had  several  commissions  from  Governor  Shirley,  Captain-General 
and  GrOvernor-in-Ghief  and  over  His  Majesty's  Possessions  of  Massachusetts 
Bay  in  New  England,  etc.,  the  originals  of  which  are  in  the  possession  of 
George  Eltweed  Pomeroy,  of  Toledo,  Ohio,  a  great-great-grandson. 

There  were  comparatively  few  alarms  of  w-ar  for  ten  years  following  the 
capture  of  Louisburg,  to  call  Major  Seth  Pomeroy  into  the  field,  but  during 
that  time  the  French  settlements  had  been  gradually  encroaching  upon  our 
frontiers  and  measures  were  taken  in  1755  to  protect  the  colonists  against 
Indian  depredations,  and  an  expedition  was  organized  against  Crown  Point, 
commanded  by  Sir  William  Johnson.  Of  the  contingent  furnished  by  Massa- 
chusetts, Seth  Pomeroy  held  the  rank  of  lieutenant-colonel,  and  after  the 
death  of  Colonel  Williams  early  in  the  engagement,  he  took  over  the  command 
as  ranking  oflScer  and  defeated  Baron  Dieskau  after  a  conflict  lasting  several 
hours.  General  Dieskau  was  wounded  and  taken  prisoner,  and  his  army 
routed  after  a  loss  of  more  than  one  thousand  men.  After  this  battle  Seth  Pome- 
roy received  a  commission  as  colonel,  vice  Williams  killed  in  battle.  On  another 
page  will  be  found  an  etching  of  this  document.  The  reader,  although  con- 
versant with  all  the  episodes  of  this  Lake  George  engagement,  will  perhaps 
find  the  appended  report  interesting  as  it  was  written  by: 


"Lake  George,  Sept  9,  1755. 
"Honored  and  Dear  Sir: 

"Yesterday  was  a  memorable  day.  I  being  the  only  field  ofiicer  in  Col. 
Ephraim  Williams'  regiment  supposed  to  be  living,  think  it  my  duty  to  let 
you  know  what  happened  on  the  8th  of  this  instant,  which  was  yesterday. 
This  forenoon,  until  two  of  the  clock  havicLS  been  spent  in  council,  and  many 
letters  to  be  written,  I  must  be  excused  for  my  shortness  and  imperfections. 

"On  the  Sabbath,  just  at  night,  we  had  news  that  a  large  body  of  men 
marched  up  Wood  creek  southwardly.  Supposing  that  they  intended  to  cut 
off  our  wagons,  or  attack  the  Fort  at  the  carrying  place,  we  sent  on  Monday 
morning  about  1200  men,  near  200  of  them  being  Indians,  commanded  by  Col. 
Williams,  Col.  Whiting,  and  Col.  Cole  of  Rhode  Island,  to  attack  them.  Whit- 
ing was  in  the  middle,  Cole  bringing  up  the  rear,  and  Old  Hendrick,  King  of 
the  Six  Nations,  before  with  Col.  Williams.  When  they  had  advanced  about 
three  miles  the  guns  began  to  fire.  It  was  then  between  10  and  11  of  the 
clock.  We  put  ourselves  into  as  good  a  position  of  defense  as  we  could,  not 
knowing  but  what  our  men  would  retreat  and  bring  the  enemy  upon  us.  To 
our  great  surprise  it  was  not  long  before  they  retreated.  Those  who  came 
first  were  bringing  wounded  men  with  them,  and  others  soon  flocked  in  by 
hundreds,  a  perpetual  fire  being  kept  up  and  drawing  nearer  and  nearer,  till 
nearly  12  of  the  clock,  when  the  enemy  came  in  sight. 

"The  regulars  marched,  as  near  as  I  could  tell,  about  six  deep  and  nearly 
twenty  rods  in  length,  in  close  order,  the  Indians  and  Canadians  at  the  last 
wing  helter-skelter,  the  woods  being  full  of  them.  They  came  within  about  twenty 
rods  and  fired  in  regular  platoons,  but  we  soon  broke  their  order  by  firing  our 
field  pieces  at  them.  The  Indians  and  Canadians  directly  took  trees  within 
handy  gun  shot.  They  fought  with  undaunted  courage  till  about  5  of  the  clock  in 
the  afternoon,  when  we  got  the  ground.  I  cannot  tell  our  loss  nor  the  loss  of 
the  enemy  yet  with  any  certainty.  As  soon  as  they  retreated,  I  ran  out  upon 
the  ground  before  where  I  stood  to  fight  and  found  ten  dead  and  three 
wounded.  Among  these  last  was  the  General  of  the  French  army  and  his  Aide, 
whom  I  ordered  carried  to  my  tent.  He  came  with  the  sure  assurance  to  lodge 
in  our  tents  that  night,  and  to  his  great  surprise,  he  did,  but,  blessed  be  God, 
as  a  wounded  captive. 

"Col.  Williams  was  shot  dead  in  a  moment,  and  before  he  had  time  to  fire 
his  gun.  Capt.  Hawley  was  also  shot  mortally  before  he  fired  his  gun.  My 
brother.  Lieutenant  Daniel  Pomeroy*,  I  have  an  account  of  as  being  well  till 
the  army  retreated.  He  asked,  'What:  are  we  going  to  run?'  'Yes,'  it  was  said. 
i    .<  'Well,'  he  replied,  'I  will  give  them  one  more  shot  before  I  run.'      Further  of 

him  I  do  not  hear.  Our  people  are  out  burying  their  dead  now;  when  they 
return  I  can  give  a  more  particular  account.  We  design  to  make  a  stand  here 
until  we  have  a  sufficient  reinforcement.  What  number  that  must  be  I  can  not 
now  tell,  but  it  is  sure  the  enemy  still  intend  to  stop  us  before  we  get  to 
Crown  Point. 

"The  French  General  saith,  that  'if  we  give  them  one  more  such  a  dressing. 
Crown  Point  and  all  their  country  will  be  ours.'  They  however  intend  to  put 
a  stop  to  that.  But  I  hope  to  God  they  will  be  disappointed,  for  I  judge, 
humanly  speaking,  that  all  depends  on  this  expedition.  Therefore,  I  pray 
God  would  fire  the  breasts  of  this  people  with  a  true  zeal  and  noble,  generous 
spirit  to  the  help  of  the  Lord  against  the  mighty.  And  I  trust  that  those  who 
value  our  holy  religion  and  our  liberties,  will  spare  nothing,  even  to  the  one- 
half  of  their  estates.  General  Johnson  was  shot  in  the  thigh,  but  the  bone 
was  no<t  broken.  Major-General  Lyman  was  not  injured.  Both  behaved  with 
steadiness  and  resolution. 

"I  desire  the  prayers  of  God's  people  for  us,  that  we  may  not  turn  our 

♦His  dead  body  was  recovered  and  brought  in  later  in  the  day. 

(iftt^alngij  of  Ihp  5?omrrog  iFamUg  ITZ 

backs  upon  our  enemies,  but  stand  and  make  a  glorious  defence  for  ourselves 
and  our  country. 

"From  your  most  obedient,  humble  servant, 

(Signed)     "SETH  POMEROY." 

To  the  Earl  of  Lincoln,  who  had  demanded  to  know  of  him  in  1756, 
"Whether  the  troops,  raised  by  the  several  Colonies,  would  act  in  conjunction 
with  His  Majesty's  forces,  according  to  his  Majesty's  command,"  he  replied: 
"Yes;  but  only  upon  the  condition  that  the  terms  agreed  upon  by  the  several 
governments  should  not  be  altered."  And  this  reply  was  prophetic.  Less  than 
twenty  years  later  came  the  great  struggle  for  colonial  liberty  involved  in  the 
question  and  reply,  and  Major-General  Seth  Pomeroy  was  found  at  the  front. 

Colonel  Seth  Pomeroy's  commissions  under  the  name  and  authority  of 
the  King  of  England  made  it  necessary  for  him  to  take  the  oath  of  abjuration 
when  he  was  appointed  by  the  Colonial  Congress  First-Brigadier-General  in 
the  Colonial  Army. 

71  LIEUT.  DANIEL  POMEROY,  {Eheneser,  Medad,  Elhueed),  b. 
March  27,  1709,  Northampton;  m.  (1)  May  25,  1733,  Mary  Clapp, 
b.  Sept.  21,  1713,  d.  June  6,  1734,  dan.  of  Samuel  Clapp  (Preserved, 
Captain  Roger)  of  Northampton  and  Mary  Sheldon  (his  third  wife), 
who  was  dau.  of  Ensign  John  Sheldon  of  Deerfield ;  Mary  Sheldon, 
mother  of  Mary  Clapp  was  a  captive  to  the  Indians  who  attacked 
Deerfield,  Feb.  29,  1704,  and  taken  to  Canada,  where  she  remained  a 
prisoner  three  years;  he  m.  (2)  Nov.  4,  1736,  Rachel  Moseley*, 
b.  1715,  dau.  of  Joseph  and  Abigail  Moseley ;  she  survived  him  and 
m.  Lieut.  Moses  Dewey  of  Westfield,  June  9,  1763 ;  she  d.  Feb.  1, 
1797,  in  Northampton,  ae.  82  years.  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy  was  in 
Col.  Williams'  regiment,  with  his  brother,  Lieutenant-Colonel  Seth 
Pomeroy,  and  was  killed  at  the  Battle  of  Lake  George,  Sept.  8,  1755, 
in  the  assault  on  the  position  of  the  French  and  Indians  under  com- 
mand of  Baron  Dieskau,  who  was  afterwards  defeated  and  captured 
by  Col.  Seth.  Pomeroy. 

^th  gen.    Child  by  ist  wife: 

363  Pliny  Pomeroy,  b.  May  19,  1734.  + 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

364  Major  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  3,  1737.  + 

365  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.   19,   1739.  + 

366  Abishai  Pomeroy,  b.  June  11,  1741  :  d.  Ian.  21,  1742. 

367  Timothy  Pomeroy,  b.  April  16,  1742.  + 

368  R^\CHEL   Pomeroy,   b.   Jan.    14,    1744-45 ;   m.   as   his   second   wife, 
Quartus,  (355),  son  of  Gen.  Seth  Pomeroy  and  wife  Mary  Hunt.   + 

369  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  March  7,  1746-47.  -r 

370  William  Pomeroy,  b.  May  8,  1750.  + 

371  Eleanor  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  20,  1752.  + 

372  Justin  Pomeroy,  b.  July  20,  1755 ;  d.  1790. 

i  *Rachel  Moseley's  ancestor,  Lieut.  John  Moseley,  was  one  of  the  "Foun- 

<  dation  men"  of  the  First  Church  in  Westfield,  Mass.,  as  were  Quartermaster 
'  George  Colton  and  Lieut.  Thomas  Cooper  of  Springfield,  and  Major  Benjamin 
]  Newberry  of  Connecticut.  They  all  took  part  in  King  Philip's  War.  Lieut. 
j  Cooley  was  slain  in  the  Indian  attack  on  Springfield  in  1675.  John  Moseley 
i  (Mandesley),  who  settled  in  Dorchester,  was  ancestor  of  most  of  the  Moseleys 
Hn  the  United  States. 

IZ3  3F0urtI|  (B^mtntwn  -  ^^hvih 

Lake  George,  Sept  11,  1755. 
Dear  Sister: 

This  brings  heavy  tidings.  But  let  not  your  heart  sinque  at  the  news  the  it 
be  your  loss  of  a  Dear  Husband.  Monday  the  8  instant  was  a  memorable  day,  and 
truly  you  may  say  had  not  the  Lord  been  on  our  side  we  must  all  ben  swallowed 
up.  My  Brother  being  one  that  went  out  in  the  iirst  engagement  after  fighting  a 
considerable  time,  received  a  fatal  shot  through  the  middle  of  head.  Yesterday  I 
went  out  with  3  or  400  men  to  bury  the  dead  &  gather  up  what  was  left.  We 
buried  a  hundred  &  thirty  six  of  our  men;  there  is  now  about  20  more.  Some 
we  have  buried  here  in  the  camp,  one  we  brot  in  alive  with  the  back  part  of  his 
scull  cut  off,  and  his  brains  naked,  had  set  there  until  that  time  &  is  alive  yet,  but 
I  suppose  is  not  possible  he  can  live.  Sister  pray  this  awful  Providence  may  be 
sanctified  to  you  &  your  children's  everlasting  good,  and  I  pray  God  to  have  mercy 
on  your  poor  Fatherless  children,  and  may  you  have  wisdom  &  providence  to  train 
them  up  in  the  way  of  Virtue  and  Religion,  so  they  may  be  blessings  in  the  world 
&  may  it  please  God  to  continue  their  lives  and  that  we  may  all  be  put  in  mind 
of  our  own  frailt>'  &  mortality  so  that  we  may  be  ready  for  our  turn.  We  must 
all  in  a  little  time  be  numbered  with  the  dead.  I  shall  take  care  of  Bros,  things  if 
God  gives  opportunity. 

Your  Loving  Bro. 

Seth   Pomekoy. 

Mrs.  Rachel  Pomeroy. 

Springfield,  Long  M.  Sept  22,  1755. 
Dear  &  Loving  Sister: 

I  was  very  sensibly  touched  when  I  heard  of  the  surprising  news  of  the  death 
of  your  dear  and  desirable  consort,  highly  valued,  esteemed  &  respected  by  me. 
who  has  left  a  most  precious  name  among  you,  and  doubtless  in  the  army  where 
he  lately  resided  &  fell,  bravely  fighting  in  the  defence  of  his  King  &  Country,  his 
Relations  &  dear  family  and  all  our  valuable  interests,  &  altho  his  death  may  to  you 
appear  atended  with  pecuhar  agravations  in  that  he  died  from  home,  by  the  hand  of 
cruel  enemies,  instantly  destructed  from  a  state  of  health  &  activity  into  Eternity — yet 
surely  he  died  in  a  bed  of  honor  &  I  hope  is  gone  to  the  peaceful  realms  of  light  & 
glory,  where  there  will  be  no  more  war,  nor  fightings  through  an  endless  Eternity. 
Dear  Madam  you  must  not  sorrow  as  one  that  has  no  hope.  The  God  of  the  Widow 
and  Father  of  the  Fatherless  Bless  you  &  your  dear  children.  There  is  many 
families  through  the  land  at  this  day  in  your  circumstances.  Particularly  Left  Burt 
my  dear  friend  and  Nabor,  died  in  the  same  bed  of  honor  with  your  dear  Husband 
&  has  left  a  sorrowfuU  wife  and  4  children.  The  Lord  bless  you  all  and  particularly 
give  you  &  yours  all  the  consolation  &  comfort  of  his  Holy  Spirit  you  stand  in 
need  of  under  this  heavy  stroke  of  His  holy  hand.  My  love  to  you  &  your  dear 
children.    My  family  in  usual  health.    I  am. 

Your  afT.  &  sympathising  Bro. 

Jonathan  Stebbins. 

72     THANKFUL  POMEROY,   {Eheneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  July 
}    12,  1713,  Northampton;  m.  June  22,  1738,  Gad  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  13, 
1813,  d.  Oct.  24,  1791,  Goshen,  Mass.,  son  of  John  and  Mindwell 
Lyman;  she  d.  Aug.  12,  1790.    Resided,  Goshen,  Mass. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

373  Capt.  Oliver  Lyman,  b.  April  1,  1739;  m.  about  1760,  Eleanor 
Lyman,  dau.  of  Joseph ;  lived  at  Northampton  until  1767,  after  which 
date  they  moved  to  Charlotte,  Vt. ;  both  died  there.   + 

374  Jerusha  Lyman,  b.  Nov.  18,  1740:  m.  Hon.  John  Phelps  of  West- 
field,  son  of  Lieut.  John  Phelps;  gr.  Yale  College,  1759;  she  d.  Oct. 
1,  1768;  he  m.  (2)   1777,  Mercy  Moseley;  he  d.  May  10,  1802.   + 

375  Thankful  Lyman,  b.  June  9,  1742;  m.  Alexander  Grant;  she  d. 
Sept.  9,  1770,  at  Northampton. 

376  Lieut.  Timothy  Lyman,  b.  July  4,  1745;  m.  Hannah  Colson,  b. 
Nov.  20,  1743.  Boston,  Alass.,  d.  Feb.  7,  1818;  he.  d.  at  Goshen, 
Mass.,  Feb.  23,  1818.  + 

377  Eunice  Lyman,  b.  May  27,  1747;  m.  (1)  Rev.  Mr.  Mills;  m.  (2) 
Mr.  Southworth. 

378  Tryphena  Lyman,  b.  April  30.  1749;  m.  (1)  Samuel  Williams;  m. 
(2)  Timothy  Button  of  Northfield. 

6th  gen.     Children  of  Oliver  and  Eleanor  Lyman,  (373): 

379  Abigail  Lyman,  b.  April  18,  1762;  m.  1781,  Ephraim  Wooster  of 

380  Charlotte  Lyman,  b.  Nov.  22,  1763;  m.  June  14,  1785,  Ezra  Clark. 

381  Gad  Lyman,  b.  Aug.  23,  1766;  m.  Prudence  Bill  of  Huntington, 

382  Oliver  Lyman,  b.  May  31,  1768;  d.  1793  in  New  Jersey;  unm. 

383  Medad  Lyman,  b.  March  18,  1770;  m.  Anna  Clapp,  d.  Dec.  13,  1802, 
dau.  of  Benjamin  Clapp  of  Easthampton,  ^Mass. ;  he  m.  (2)  Dec.  5, 
1805,  Mrs.  Olive  Mead ;  he.  d.  Feb.  5,  1813. 

384  Jared  Lyman,  b.  Sept.  6,  1772;  m.  Zeruiah  Birch;  moved  to 
Charlotte,  Vt,  thence  to  Bridgeport,  where  he  d.  Jan.  6,  1813. 

385  Eleanor  Lyman,  b.  June  26,  1775  ;  d.  1777. 

Children  of  Jerusha  and  John  Phelps,  (374): 

386  John  Phelps,  b.  Aug.  7,  1764;  d.  March  20,  1767. 

387  John  Phelps,  b.  June  15,  1767;  gr.  Harvard  College,  1787;  m. 
Elizabeth  Boies  of  Blandford,  Mass.   + 

388  William  Henricus  Phelps,  b.  July  31,  1765. 

Children  of  Timothy  and  Hannah  Lyman,  (376): 

389  Thankful  Lyman,  b.  May  6,  1771 ;  d.  1777. 

390  Jerusha  Lyman,  b.  March  6,  1773;  m.  George  Salmon;  d.  1858-9 
at  Fulton,  N.  Y. 

391  John  Colson  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  20,  1775;  m.  Nov.  7,  1799,  Susan 
Burgess,  who  d.  June  26,  1800;  m.  (2)  Nov.  7,  1827,  (unknown)  ;  he 
d.  March  12,  1854. 

392  Mary  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  1,  1777 ;  d.  1777. 

393  William  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  21,  1778;  m.  Dec.  18,  1792,  Agnes  Mitchell, 
dau.   of   Hugh, 

394  Timothy  Lyman,  b.  Jan.  20,  1780;  m.  Hannah  White,  dau.  of 
William  White;  d.  Dec.  26,  1831. 

395  Francis  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  3,  1781 ;  m.  (1)  Helen  Mitchell,  dau.  of 
Hugh  Mitchell;  she  d.  May  26,  1831;  he  m.  (2)  April  10,  1839, 
Lucinda  Parsons,  b.  April  12,  1802;  he  d.  July  5,  1851,  Goshen,  Mass. 

396  Thomas  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  12,  1783;  m.  1812-13,  Dorcas  Smith  of 
Goshen ;  he  d.  1822. 

397  Abigail  Lyman,  b.  about  1788;  m.  Dr.  Daniel  Parce;  d.  March  1, 

7th  gen.    Children  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Phelps,  (387) : 

398  Melissa  Phelps,  b.  Aug.  7,  1796;  m.  April  22,  1835,  Silas  Pratt 

Wright,  M.  D.,  b.  Jan.  26,  1794,  d.  March  27,  1858;  she  d.  Feb., 
8th  gen.    Child  of  Melissa  and  Silas  P.  Wright,  (398): 

399  Elizabeth  Phelps  Wright,  b.  March  24,  1836;  m.  June  15,  1864, 
Rev.  WilHam  Ely  Boies,  b.  Jan.  27,  1823,  Charleston,  S.  C,  son  of 
Rev.  Artemus  Boies  and  wife  Abigail  Ely. 

400  Silas  Pratt  Wright,  b.  June  28,  1839. 

pth  gen.     Children  of  Elizabeth  P.  and  Rev.   William  E.  Boies, 

(399)  ■• 

401  Elizabeth  Boies,  b.  May  1,  1865;  m.  Leon  Jourolmon,  Esq.,  Knox- 
ville,  Tenn.,  d.  March  12,  1893,  Knoxville,  Tenn. 

402  William  Artemus  Boies,  b.  April  10,  1871,  Longmeadovv,  Mass.; 
physician  at  Knoxville,  Tenn. 

74  MEDAD  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Medad,  Elt'i.'eed),  b.  July  18,  1695, 
Northampton;  m.  Feb.  12,  1718,  Hannah  Trumbull,  dau.  of  John 
Trumbull  and  Elizabeth  Winchell,  and  aunt  of  Gov.  Jonathan 
Trumbull  of  Connecticut,  b.  Oct.  2,  1697.  In  1730,  Medad  was 
constable  of  Sufifield,  Conn.,  and  received  20  shillings  per  year  for 
his  services.  He  was  fence-viewer  in  1731-2;  also,  in  1739;  sur- 
veyor of  highways  in  1739,  and  selectman  in  1741,  1742,  1744;  and 
assessor  in  1743,  in  place  of  Noah  Smith,  deceased;  also,  assessor 
at  other  times.  At  an  anniversary  town  meeting  of  free  holders 
and  other  inhabitants  of  Sufheld  to  choose  officers  and  for  other 
matters  of  concernment,  March  5,  174f,  Medad  Pomeroy  was  chosen 
Selectman ;  also  assessor.  At  a  legal  town  meeting  of  the  inhabitants 
of  Suffield,  held  Jan.  22,  1744,  "1st,  Medad  Pomeroy  was  chosen 
Moderator  to  order  said  meeting."  At  an  anniversary  town  meeting 
1744-5,  "Medad  Pomeroy  was  again  chosen  Moderator;"  and  "In 
174|  he  was  chosen  Moderator."  He  served  with  distinction  in 
several  engagements  with  the  French  and  Indians.  He  d.  June 
11,  1767. 

^th  gen.     Children  b.  in  Suffield,  Conn.: 

403  Elizabeth   Pomeroy,  b.   Feb.   20,   1720.  + 

404  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  June  6,  1721.  + 

405  Experience  Pomeroy,  b.  June  4,  1723.  + 

406  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  14,  1725;  m.  Nov.  17,  1753,  Ebenezer 
Selden,  b.  May  17,  1720;  d.  March  26,  1760.  They  settled  at 
Agawam,  1754.  + 

407  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  17,  1730.  + 

408  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  14,  1732.  + 

409  Phinehas  Pomeroy,  b.  April  7,  1738.  + 

Hannah  Trumbull,  who  m.  Medad  Pomeroy,  was  a  great-grand-daugh- 
ter of  John  Trumbull,  the  head  of  the  family  in  America.  He  came  from 
Newcastle-on-Tine,  England,  to  New  England,  in  1637,  bringing  with 
him  a  wife  and  child.  He  m.  July  7,  1635,  in  the  Church  of  All-Saints, 
Newcastle,  Eleanor  Chandler.  He  settled  first  in  Roxbury,  and  became  a 
member  of  Mr.  Elliott's  church;  later  he  moved  to  Rowley,  Mass.,  and 

taught  the  first  school  there;  he  was  town  clerk;  d.  1657.  His  son,  Joseph, 
was  b.  in  Rowley,  March  19,  1647;  m.  1668-9,  Hannah  Smith,  dau.  of 
Hugh,  of  Rowley;  he  moved  to  Suffield,  Conn.,  where  he  d.  Aug.  15,  1684; 
his  widow  d.  in  East  Windsor,  Oct.  5,  1689.  Their  son,  John  Trumbull, 
was  also  b.  in  Rowley,  Nov.  27,  1670;  m.  in  Suffield,  Sept.  3,  1696,  Elizabeth 
Winchell,  dau.  of  David  Winchell  and  Elizabeth  Filley,  of  Suffield,  b. 
Dec.  9,  1675 ;  he  d.  in  Suffield,  Jan.  3,  1751. 

76  HANNAH  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  April  12, 
1700;  m.  Nov.  6,  1722,  Samuel  Granger  of  Suffield,  son  of  Thomas, 
(and  grandson  of  Launcelot,  whose  descendants  established  a  line 
of  Revolutionary  soldiers  and  patriots,  Luncelot  being  the  first  of 
the  name  in  America,  and  his  birth  is  not  recorded,  but  his  death 
was  in  1689;  his  wife  was  Johanna  Adams,  dau.  of  Robert  Adams, 
b.  1601,  the  American  ancestor  of  one  of  the  notable  Adams  families) 
and  Mindwell  (Taylor)  Granger,  dau.  of  Stephen  Taylor  and 
Elizabeth  Newell. 

5th  gen.    Children,  b.  Suffield,  Conn.: 

410  Zerbiah  Granger,  b.  Nov.  22,  1723;  d.  March  14,  1810;  unm. 

411  Lemuel  Granger,  b.  July  9,  1726 ;  m.  Annie He  was  Captain 

of  a  company,  2d  regiment,  Connecticut  Line. 

412  Simeon  Graxnger,  b.  Dec.  28,  1728;  m.  Abigail  Dudley,  b.  1737; 
soldier  of  the  Revolution.   + 

413  Daniel  Granger,  b.  Nov.  25,  1731 ;  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  2d 
regt.  Conn.  Line;  died  in  the  service,  Dec.  31,  1778. 

414  Capt.  Samuel  Granger,  b.  Jan.  5,  1733-4;  m.  Anna  Lyman,  dau. 
of  Dea.  Aaron  Lyman  and  Eunice  Dwight  (dau.  of  Rev.  Josiah 
Dwight  of  Woodstock)  ;  he  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution ;  d.  Aug. 
19,   1818.   + 

415  Abner  Granger,  b.  Feb.  3,  1736; -m.  Experience  King;  he  d.  Oct. 
15,  1816. 

416  Hannah  Granger,  b.  Feb.  20,  1737;  m.  Dudley  Kent;  she  d.  April 

417  Ascher  Granger,  b.  Jan.  17,  1745 ;  m.  Tabitha  Ball. 

418  Susanna  Granger,   d.   young. 

6th  gen.    Child  of  Simeon  and  Abigail  Granger,  (412): 

419  Anna  Granger,  b.  1798;  m.  Louis  Ely,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution, 
who  d.  1815. 

Children  of  Samuel  and  Anna  Granger,  (414): 

420  Fanny  Granger,  m.  Stephen  Barnard;  she  d.  1851. 

421  Amella  Granger. 

422  Nancy  Granger,  d.  unm. 

77    JOSEPH  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  July  15,  1702, 
Suffield  Conn. ;  m.  July  10,  1727,  Thankful  Burbank,  dau.  of  Eben- 
ezer;  resided  in  Suffield;  she  d.  1796;  he  d.  Sept.  25,  1787. 
5th  gen.     Children: 

423  Thankful  Pomeroy,  b.  July  23,  1728.  + 

irZ  ^ovtxtli  (Btxutntian  -  Mthvih 

424  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  31,  1731.  + 

425  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  25,  1733.  + 

426  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  12,  1735  ;  responded  to  the  Lexington  alarm. 

427  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  19,  1737. 

428  Mercy  Pomeroy,  bp.  April  24,  1740;  m.  Nov.  27,  1760,  Josiah  Cass, 
b.  Hebron,  Conn.,  Feb.  2.  1738;  she  d.  May  16.  1781. 

429  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  29,  1742,  d.  Aug.,  1742. 

430  JosiAH  Pomeroy,  b.  June  8,  1743;  m.  July  3,  1774,  Ann  Allis  of 

431  Isaac  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  6,  1745.  + 

78  REV.  BENTA:\IIN  P0]MER0Y,  (Joseph,  Medad,  Eltiveed),  b. 
Nov.  11,  1704,  Suffield,  Conn.;  A.  B..  Yale,  1733;  D.  D.,  Dartmouth, 
1774;  m.  Oct.  23,  1734,  Abigail  Wheelock,  dau.  of  Dea.  Ralph 
Wheelock  and  Ruth  Huntington.  He  was  minister  in  Hebron,  Conn., 
from  1734  to  1784;  Chaplain  in  the  army  during  the  French  and 
Indian  wars;  Chaplain  of  the  3d  regt.  Connecticut  Line,  from  Jan., 
1777,  to  July,  1778.  His  tombstone  in  Hebron  bears  the  following 
inscription : 

"Along    the   gentle   slope    of  life's   decline 
He  bent  his  gradual  way, 
Till  full  of  years,  he  drops 
Life's  mellow  fruit  into  the  grave." 

"Here  lies  the  body  of  the  Rev.  Benj.  Pomeroy,  D.  D.,  minister  of 
the  First  Church  of  Hebron,  and  a  trustee  of  Dartmouth  College. 
Native  of  Suffield.  Ob.  Dec.  21st,  1784;  aged  81.  For  50  years 
a  zealous  preacher  of  the  gospel,  and  eminently  successful  about 
1743.  A  Patron  of  learning,  a  firm  and  active  Pastor  and  a  friend 
to  the  distressed." 
5th  gen.     Children: 

432  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  9,  1736;  he  was  a  Surgeon  in  the  4th 
Conn,  regt.,  of  which  his  father  was  Chaplain ;  d.  in  that  service 
during  the  French  War,  at  Skaneateles,  Dec.  8,  1757,  or  1760. 

433  Ralph  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  8,  1737.  + 

434  Eleazar  Wheelock  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  1,  1739.  4- 

435  Josiah  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  4,  1741;  d.  Sept.  11,  1742. 

436  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  May  31,  1744.  + 

437  Josiah  Pomeroy,  b.  June  18,  1745.   + 

438  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  19,  1747;  d.  Jan.  16,  1748. 

439  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  28,  1748-9;  d.  IMarch  29,  1749. 

440  Hezekiah  Pomeroy,  b.  July  17,  1750;  d.  Jan.  3,  1755. 

441  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  8.  1751.  4- 

442  John  Pomeroy,  b.  March  5,  1754:  d.  April  27,  1754-5. 

443  Elihu  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  19,  1755.  + 

444  Augustus  Wheelock  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  14,  1758;  d.  Jan,  24,  1759. 
"Rev.  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  son  of  Joseph  Pomeroy,  and  grand-son  of 

Deacon  Medad  and  Experience    (Woodward)    Pomeroy  of  Northampton, 
Mass.,  was  bom  in  Suffield  (then  in  Massachusetts  afterwards  incorpor- 

d^n^alngu  of  tl)?  ^om^rog  2Famtltt  17B 

ated  in  Connecticut),  Nov.  19,  1704,  and  was  so  far  as  appears  the  oldest 
at  graduation  of  any  of  the  students  (Yale)  commemorated  in  this  volume. 
His  mother  was  Hannah  Seymour,  daughter  of  Richard,  Jr.,  of  Hartford, 
Conn." — (Barber's  Historical  Collection.) 

"He  resided  at  the  College  a  year  after  graduation  as  one  of  the  first 
scholars  on  Dean  Berkley's  foundation,  receiving  as  the  income  il6.  He 
seems  at  the  same  time  to  have  prosecuted  the  study  of  theolog}%  as  he  began 
in  1734  to  preach  in  Hebron,  Conn.,  where  he  was  ordained  Pastor  Dec. 
16,  1735.  Soon  after  the  great  revival  in  1740  began,  he  identified  himself 
with  the  movement,  and  thenceforth  labored  abundantly  to  promote  it.  In 
June,  1742,  after  the  law  had  been  passed  for  correcting  disorders  in  preach- 
ing, Mr.  Pomeroy  was  accused  before  the  General  Assembly  of  disorderly 
conduct  at  Stratford,  in  company  with  his  friend.  James  Davenport,  (Yale 
College,  1732)  and  was  brought  to  Hartford  for  trial,  but  was  dismissed 
by  the  Assembly  as  having  been  comparatively  blameless. 

"A  summons  was  again  issued  by  the  x\ssembly,  October,  1743.  com- 
manding his  appearance  to  answer  to  charges  of  violation  of  law.  Accord- 
ingly, he  appeared  at  the  next  session,  in  May,  1744,  w^as  found  guilty  and 
compelled  to  bear  the  costs  of  the  prosecution.  He  also,  about  this  time, 
preached  in  the  neighboring  parish  of  Colchester  without  the  leave  of  the 
resident  minister  and  was  in  consequence  deprived  of  his  salary  for  several 

Rev.  Dr.  Timothy  Cooley  of  Granville,  ]\Iass.,  said  in  conversation  with 
Benjamin  Pomeroy  of  Stonington,  Esq.,  in  1850:  "After  personal  contact 
with  George  Whitfield  your  grandfather  accepted  the  new  teachings  and 
thenceforth  his  opinions  and  preachings  were  much  influenced  by  them." 
Alluding  to  the  suspension  from  the  ministry  for  preaching  in  another  parish 
contrary  to  the  wishes  of  the  resident  clergyman,  he  said:  '"Your  grand- 
father said :  'Sir,  those  seven  years  that  I  was  deprived  of  my  stated  salary 
were  the  most  fruitful  years  of  my  ministry ;'  for  he  went  up  and  down 
country  and  wherever  he  found  two  men  and  a  hay-stack  he  had  a  pulpit 
and  a  congregation  and  he  proclaimed  the  Gospel  to  them." 

"The  late  Dr.  Pomeroy  and  his  brother-in-law,  Dr.  Wheelock,  were  the 
first  who  received  the  interest  of  the  legacy  given  by  Rev.  Dean  Berkeley 
to  the  best  classical  scholars  of  the  senior  class  in  Yale  College."  *  *  * 
"Samson  Occum,  the  celebrated  Indian  preacher,  lived  a  year  with  Dr. 
Pomeroy  studying  Latin  and  Greek." — (Life  of  Wheelock,  1811.) 

His  marriage  to  the  sister  of  his  classmate,  Dr.  Wheelock,  caused  his 
active  interest  in  the  establishment  of  the  Indian  Charity  School  and  its 
successor,  Dartmouth  College.  In  the  summer  of  1766  he  took  a  journey 
to  consult  Sir  William  Johnson  as  to  the  best  place  for  building  the 
future  college;  and  in  1770  he  accompanied  Dr.  Wheelock  on  the  visit  to 
Hanover,  which  finally  determined  the  site.  He  was  named  as  one  of  the 
original  trustees  of  the  college  and  continued  in  office  till  his  death.  The 
same  college  conferred  upon  him  the  degree  of  D.  D.  in  1774.  For  more 
than  a  year  before  his  death  he  was  entirely  blind.  A  sermon  preached 
soon  after  his  death  by  his  son-in-law,  the  Rev.  David  McClure,  Yale 
College,  1769,  was  printed. 

The  Rev.  Samuel  A.  Peters,  (Yale,  1757),  who  was  born  and  bred 

in  Hebron,  Conn.,  wrote  of  him  in  1781  as  "An  excellent  scholar,  an  ex- 
emplary gentleman,  and  a  most  thundering  preacher  of  the  New  Light 
order."  The  Rev.  Benjamin  Trumbull,  (Yale,  1759),  who  was  also  brought 
lip  under  Dr.  Pomeroy's  preaching,  describes  him  as  a  "^Man  of  real  genuis, 
grave,  solemn  and  weighty  in  his  discourses,  which  were  generally  well 
composed,  and  delivered  with  a  great  deal  of  .animation,  zeal  and  affection. 
He  might  be  reckoned  among  the  best  preachers  of  his  day." 

Another  parishioner,  the  Rev.  David  Porter.  (Dartmouth,  1784),  wrote 
of  him  in  1848.  "He  possessed  considerable  native  talent  and  more  than 
ordinary  attainments  in  literature  and  science.  Nor  was  he  less  dis- 
tinguished for  wit  and  sarcasm.  At  the  commencement  of  hostilities  between 
the  American  Colonies  and  Great  Britain,  he  showed  himself  a  warm 
friend  to  the  cause  of  Independence." 

He  published  nothing,  but  some  of  his  letters  found  the  wav  into 
print,  among  them  one  written  to  Sir  William  Johnson  in  1762,  in  the  "Doc- 
umentarv  History  of  New  York:"  Vol.  iv.  p.  316.  It  was  in  March,  1758, 
that  he  was  app'ointed  Chaplain  of  the  3d  Connecticut  regiment ;  and  in 
March,  1759,  Chaplain  of  the  4th  Connecticut,  of  which  his  son,  Benjamin, 
Jr.,  had  been  appointed  Surgeon. 

In  1757  Rev.  Benjamin  Pomeroy  was  at  Fort  Edward,  Chaplain  of  the 
3d  Connecticut,  in  1759  at  Lake  George  and  Crown  Point,  Chaplain  of  the 
4th  Connecticut,  and  in  1760  with  the  expedition  into  Canada.  His  ser- 
vices as  Chaplain  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution  will  be  found  on  another 
page  under  the  head,   "Pomeroy  ]\Ien   in  the  Revolution." 

79  NATHANIEL  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Jan. 
23,  1706,  Suffield;  m.  Julv  18,  1733,  Susanna  Seymour,  b.  April  13, 
1706,  bp.  April  14,  1706,  Hartford,  Conn.,  d.  Feb.  27,  1778,  dau.  of 
John  Seymour  and  Elizabeth  Webster,  of  Hartford;  (John  Sey- 
mour gave  several  of  his  children  farms  near  New  Hartford)  ; 
Nathaniel  was  surveyor  of  highways  for  Suffield;  he  d.  there  Feb. 
20,  1781. 

5th  gen.     Children:  * 

445  Capt.  Nathaniel  Pomeroy,  b.  May  23.  1734.  + 

446  LuciNA  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  27,  1736.   + 

447  Susanna  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.   17,  1738;  m.  Sept.  16,   1765,  Ichabod 
Smith  of  Suffield,  Conn. 

448  John  Pomeroy,  b.  March  7,  1741.   + 

449  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  19,  1744.   + 

450  Asa  Pomeroy,  b.  June  1,  1749.  + 

80  NOAH  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Oct.  20,  1709, 
Suffield,  Conn. ;  m.  Aug.  26,  1732,  Abigail  Remington,  perhaps  dau. 
of  John,  (John,  Thomas,  John),  who  was  b.  Suffield,  1692,  d.  Sept. 
26,  1813 ;  he  was  appointed  sealer  of  leather  for  Suffield;  he  d 

5th  gen.     Children: 

451  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  24,  1733.  + 

452  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  April  3,  1734 ;  d.  May  29,  1734. 

453  Eliakim  Pomeroy,  b.  May  3,  1735.  + 


I . 

j    454    Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  14,  1736.   + 

,'    455     Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  July  20,  1738;  d.  Jan.  30,  1761. 

456  Dan  Pomeroy^  b.  ]\Iarch  26,  1740;  m.  and  removed  to  Canaan,  Col- 
umbiaaa  county,  N.  Y. ;  the  new  census  of  1790  credits  Dan  with  a 
family  of  two  males  over  sixteen,  one  male  under  sixteen,  and  two 
females.  When  Mr.  North  entered  upon  this  census  he  had  an  op- 
portunity to  make  a  government  work  of  great  value,  but  he  was 
eminently  successful  in  evading  it. 

457  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  2,  1741. 

458  Jonathan  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  15,  1743.  + 

459  Elijah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  15,  1745. 

460  Epaphras  Pomeroy.  b.  Julv  12,  1749;  d.  Aug.  20,  1751. 

461  Ruth  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  8,' 1751.   + 

462  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  24,  1752. 

463  Epaphras  Pomeroy,  b.  April  4,  1753 ;  d.  April  3,  1764. 

163  CATHERINE  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  May  4, 
1708,  Newtown,  Conn. ;  m.  May  25,  1729,  Jacob  Riker  of  Newtown, 
who  d.  1778,  New  York  City.  He  established  bakery  business, 
in  Beekman  street,  New  York;  at  the  beginning  of  the  Revolution 
they  moved  to  Rhinebeck ;  no  date  of  her  death. 

^th  gen.    Children: 

464  Lydia  Riker,  b.  1732 ;  m,  Capt.  Isaac  Sheldon.  + 

465  Abraham  Riker,  b.  1734;  m.  Oct.  29,  1757,  Sarah  Rousby,  dau.  of 
Henry  Rousby,  (who  was  son  of  the  widow  of  Capt.  William  Kidd, 
who  m.  (2)  Christopher  Rousby).   + 

466  Maegaret  Riker,  b.  1740 ;  m.  Sept.  2,  1766,  Capt.  Abraham  Riker.   + 

467  Catherine  Riker,  b.  1742;  m,  (1)  Capt.  Dennis  Candy;  m.  (2) 
Cornelius  Bradford. 

468  Elizabeth  Riker,  m.  Capt.  George  Collins. 

6th  gen.     Children  of  Lydia  and  Isaac  Sheldon,  (464): 

469  Lydia  Sheldon,  m.  Thomas  Wooster,  son  of  James  Wooster,  a 
soldier  of  the  Revolution.   + 

470  Mary  Pomeroy  Sheldon,  m.  Capt.  Liscombe  of  Lanesboro,  Mass.  + 

471  Elizabeth  Sheldon,  m.  Mr.  Verstile. 

Children  of  Abraham  and  Sarah  Riker,  (465): 

472  Sarah  Riker,  b.  1768;  m.  John  Walgrove  of  Dobbs'  Ferry,  N.  Y. 

473  Emma  Riker,  b.  1772;  m.  William  Whitehead  of  Perth  Amboy,  N.  J. 

474  John  Riker,  b.  1780;  moved  to  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Child  of  Margaret  and  Abraham  Riker,  (466): 

475  Jane  Riker,  b.  1768;  m.  June  8,  1791,  Rev.  Asa  Hillyer. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Lydia  and  Thomas  Wooster,  (469): 

476  Isaac  Wooster. 

477  Charles  Wooster.    Admiral  in  the  Chilian  navy. 

478  Maria  Wooster,  m.  Prof.  Turner  of  New  Haven,  Conn. 

Children  of  Mary  and  Capt.  Liscombe,  (470): 

479  Lydia  Liscombe,  m.  John  Wesley  Jarvis.    Portrait  artist. 

480  Eliza  Liscombe. 

164     ABIGAIL    POMEROY,    (Samuel,    Medad,    Eltzveed).   b.    July   8, 
1710 ;  m.  Jonathan  Hazard.    The  old  Hazard  homestead  is  still  ( 1903) 
in  perfect  preservation  in  Newtown,  Conn. 
^th  gen.  Child: 

481  James  Hazard,  b.  1752,  Newtown,  Conn. 

167     ELIZABETH  PO:\IEROY,  (Samuel,  Medad.  Eltweed),  b.  Nov.  16, 
1717;  m.  Dec.  11,  1734.  Philip  Edsall. 
5th  gen.     Children: 

482  Samuel  Edsall,  b.  about  1744;  d.  Oct.  11,  1806,  in  his  62d  year. 

483  Elizabeth  Edsall,  b ;  m.  Judge  Benjamin  Coe. 

6th  gen.    Children  of  Elizabeth  and  Benjamin  Coe,  (483) : 

484  Samuel  Coe,  d.  young. 

485  Phebe  Coe,  m.  Aaron  Furman. 

486  Elizabeth  Coe,  m.  Thomas  Betts. 

487  Benjamin  Coe,  b.  July  11,  1784;  m.  Catherine  Nostrand,  dau.  of 
John ;  he  d.  Aug.  17,  1817. 

168  SAMUEL  FRENCH  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
1691,  Northampton;  m.  Jan.  30,  1722,  Hannah  Crasson  Hannum, 
dau.  of  John  Hannum  and  Elizabeth  Crasson,  b.  1700,  d.  1793;  he 
was  a  tailor  in  1720,  and  made  men's  garments ;  for  a  pair  of  "leather 
breeches  he  received  5s,  for  a  coat  and  jacket  3s  6d,  and  for  linen 
breeches  2s  6d;"  he  died  about  1760.  Residence,  Southampton, 
where  he  received  an  additional  grant  of  the  school  lands. 
5th  gen.     Children: 

488  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  7,  1729.  + 

489  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  23,  1732.  + 

490  Aaron  Pomeroy,  b.  April  22,  1734.  + 

491  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  1736.  + 

175  CALEB  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Oct.  2,  1707, 
Northampton;  m.  Nov.  15,  1733,  Thankful  Phelps,  b.  1710,  North- 
ampton, d.  in  Southampton,  dau.  of  William  Phelps  and  Thankful 
Edwards;  farmer  at  Easthampton;  d.  in  Southampton,  where  he 
resided  in  1783. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

492  Abner  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  7,  1734.   + 

493  Elijah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  22,  1736.  + 

494  Eleanor  Pomeroy,  b.  April  11,  1738.  + 

495  Caleb  Pomeroy,  b.  July  10,  1740.   + 

496  Chloe  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  29,  1741.  + 

497  Joel  Pomeroy,  b.  1743;  went  south  and  all  trace  lost. 

498  Enos  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1746.  + 

499  Thankful  Pomeroy,  b.  1747;  m.  1778,  Jacob  Pomeroy,  (626),  son 
of  Elisha  Pomeroy  and  Mercy  Searle. 

500  Gershom  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1749;  m.  1779,  Sarah  Bartlett;  Revolu- 
tionary service,  from  Southampton,  April  21,  1775,  private  in  Capt. 
Lemuel  Pomeroy's  company ;  Aug.  1,  1775,  sergeant  in  Capt.  Lemuel 
Pomeroy's  company;  Sept.  10,  1777,  corporal  in  Capt.  Abner  Pome- 
roy's company.  He  was  drowned  in  the  river  near  Easthampton  soon 
after  his  marriage;  his  Bible  was  found  with  him. 

501  Solomon  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  26,  1752.  + 

502  Phebe  Pomeroy,  b.  1754;  m.  in  1779,  Timothy  Pomeroy  (619), 
son  of  Ebenezer  and  Rachel  (Searle)  Pomeroy. 

503  Silas  Pomeroy,  no  data  collected;  it  is  said  he  m;  had  one  child 
scalded  to  death. 

176     MARY  POMEROY,   (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  July  1,   1716; 
m.  1740,  Nathaniel  Searle,  Jr.,  son  of  Nathaniel  Searle  and  Priscilla 
Webb,  b.  1715,  d.  1801 ;  she  d.  1806. 
5th  gen.     Children: 

504  Abijah  Searle,  b.  1741 ;  m.  1770,  Elizabeth  Clapp,  dau.  of  Roger 
Clapp  and  Anna  Munn;  he  d.  1819.   + 

505  Levi  Searle,  b.  1743;  m.  about  1771,  Ruth ;  he  d.  in  1823. 

506  Martha  Searle,  b.  1744;  d.  in  childhood. 

507  Mary  Searle,  b.  1746;  m.  in  1779,  Asahel  Strong,  son  of  Aaron 
and  Rachel  Strong  of  South  Coventry ;  she  d,  1822.   + 

508  Nathaniel  Searle,  b.  1748;  m.  in  1775,  Mrs.  Experience  (Warner) 
Loomis ;  they  were  generally  known  as  "Uncle  Nat"  and  "Aunt  Spid." ; 
he  m.  (2)  in  1800,  Mrs.  x\nna  (Burt)  Pomeroy,  (widow  of  Timothy 
Pomeroy,  who  was  son  of  Ebenezer  Pomeroy  and  Rachel  Searl), 
.she  d.  1801,  ae.  48;  he  m.  (3)  Experience  Bartlett  (1802)^  who  d. 
1836.  ae.  85 ;  he  d.  1812,  ae.  64.  + 

509  Martha  Searle,  b.  1750 ;  m.  John  Williams. 

510  Oliver  Searle,  b.  1752 ;  known  as  the  bell-ringer ;  d.  1808. 

511  Zephaniah  Searle,  (twin  with  Oliver),  b.  1752;  he  was  famous 
for  his  skill  in  trapping  foxes  ;  d.  1830 ;  unm. 

512  Lydia  Searle,  b.  1754;  m.  in  1777,  Ezekial  Wood,  Jr.;  he  was  acci- 
dentally killed  by  Capt.  Samuel  Coleman  while  hunting  deer;  she 

.  ,__^m.  (2)  William  Baldwin;  she  d^Au^.  3,  1816. 

513~"Mercy  Searle,  b.  1757;  m.  in'l§0K  Ichabod  Howe,  of  West  Spring- 
field; she  d.  1798;  he  m.  (2)  L^yd^a  How,  dau.  of  Ichabod  How  and 
Mary  Pomeroy. 

6th  gen.    Children  of  Abijah  and  Elizabeth  Searle,  (504): 

514  RuFus  Searle,  m.  Nancy  Searle,  dau.  of  Gideon  Searle  and  Anna 

515  Lucinda  Searle,  m.  Capt.  William  Dada,  son  of  William  Dada  and 
Jerusha  Burt. 

Children  of  Mary  and  Asahel  Strong,  (507): 

516  MtRANDA  Strong,  b.  March  31,  1779. 

517  Aaron  Strong,  b.  Nov.  8,  1781 ;  m.  Oct.  15,  1806,  Lurana  Searl,  b. 
Jan.  5,  1781 ;  d.  June  7,  1846;  he  d.  May  7,  1837. 

1B3  3Fourtl^  (Btmtntwn  -  Qlakb 

Children  of  Nathaniel  and  Experience  Searle   (ist  zvifej,  (508): 

518  Silas  Warner  Se.\rle,  b.  1776;  m.  Pamelia  Bliss  of  Springfield, 

519  AcHSAH  Searle,  b.  1778;  unm.]  d.  May  23,  1863. 

520  Thaddeus  Searle,  b.  Oct.,  1782;  m.  1812,  Lydia  Howe  of  West 
Springfield,  Mass. 

Child  by  2d  wife,  (308)  : 

521  Nathaniel  Burt  Se-\rle,  b.  Nov.  11,  1801 ;  m.  Oct.  10,  1826,  Amelia 
Pomeroy;  he  d.  July  31,  1878,  East  Onondago,  N.  Y.  + 

177    JOSHUA  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  Sept.  9,  1717, 
Southampton;  m.  Lois  Phelps,  b.  1725,  d.  April  21,   1779.  dau.  of 
William  Phelps  and  Thankful  Edwards;  he  d.  April  21,  1779. 
3th  gen.     Children: 

522  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  May  29.  1749.  + 

523  Isaac  Pomeroy,  b.  1751. 

524  Joshua  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  2,  1752 ;  said  to  have  been  a  soldier  of 
the  Revolution;  m.  Aug.  22,  1772,  Elizabeth  Dimond,  who  d.  in 
1776;  he  d.  1778. 

525  Gideon  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  26.  1755  ;  d.  same  year. 

526  Lydia  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  29,  1756.   + 

527  Miriam  Pomeroy,  b.  March  25,  1759.  + 

528  Grace  Pomeroy,  bp.  May  20,  1761.  +  - 

529  Gideon  Pomeroy,  bp.  June  12,  1765.  + 

530  Justus  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  22,  1767.   + 

531  Princess  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  22,  1767;  twin  with  Justus.   + 

^178     NOAH  POMEROY,   (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  Oct.   13,  1719, 

Southampton;  m.   (1)    1753,  Lucy   ,  d.   1754;  m.   (2)    1756, 

Temperance-V; . .  .--.v  b.  1728,  d.  Sept.  2,  1787;  he  settled  about  1774, 
on  the  east  side  of  Pomeroy  Mountain;  he  d.  Sept.  20,  1810,  at 
Southampton,  ]\fass. 

3th  gen.    Child: 

532  H.\NNAH  Pomeroy,  b.  March  15,  1754. 

Children  by  2d  zi'ife: 

533  IcHABOD  Pomeroy,  b.  March  9,  1757.  + 

534  Gad  Pomeroy,  b.  April  22,  1759.  + 
^535    Joel  Pomeroy,  b.  April  8,  1762.   + 

536  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  April  8,  1762,  (twin  with  Joel).  + 

537  Harmon  Pomeroy,  b.  1763. 

538  Temper.\nce  Pomeroy,  b.  May  6,  1765;  m.  March  27,  1785,  John 
Hering  of  Northampton. 

539  Ruby  Pomeroy,  b.   1775.  + 

180     ELIZABETH  POAIEROY,  (Samtiel,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  Feb.  25, 
1723,   Northampton;   m.   May   29,    1744,   David   Root.   b.    Feb.    15. 
1711,  in  Westfield,  Mass.,  son  of  John  and  Eleanor  Root. 
3th  gen.     Children: 

540  Eleanor  Root,  b.  July  25,  1747;  d.  July  26,  1748. 

541  Eleanor  Root,  b.  Oct.  30,  1748. 

542  Annie  Root,  b.  Aug.  11,  1750. 

543  John  Root,  b.  July  10,  1754. 

544  Phebe  Root,  b.  July  10,  1754  (twin  with  John). 

181  SIMEON  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzvced),  b.  June  15, 
1725,  Northampton;  m.  March  27,  1747,  Abigail  Smith*,  b.  Sept. 
14,  1726,  d.  Dec.  10,  1820,  dau.  of  Pelatiah  Smith  and  Abigail  Wait ; 
after  residing  in  Southampton  for  a  time  with  his  father,  they  set- 
tled in  Amherst,  Mass.,  about  1750;  d.  June  22,  1812. 
^th  gen.     Children: 

545  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  22,  1747.  + 

546  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  24,   1749.  + 

547  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  22,  1752.  + 

548  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  April  24,  1754.  + 

549  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  10,  1756;  d.  young. 

550  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  6.  1760.  + 

551  David  Pomeroy,  b.  March  12,  1762.  + 

552  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1764;  m.  Jan.  16,  1794,  Nathaniel  Ed- 
wards, b.  April  25,  1756,  d.  July  22,  1780,  son  of  Jonathan  Edwards 
of  Amherst ;  she  d.  s.  p.,  1795. 

553  Dorcas  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  13,  1767.  + 

554  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  19,  1769;  d.  Sept.  1,  1777. 

555  Moses  Pomeroy,  b.  April    10,  1773 ;  d.  Sept.  2,  1777. 

203  HANNAH  POMEROY,  (Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Feb.  4,  1709, 
in  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  Dec.  10,  1730,  Amos  Loomis,  b.  Aug. 
12,  1707,  in  Windsor,  Conn.,  d.  1779,  son  of  Stephen  Loomis  and 
Esther  Colt.  He  went  to  Southampton  in  his  youth  and  entered  the 
employ  of  Mr.  Nathaniel  Curtiss,  and  after  marriage  was  perhaps 
adopted  by  Mr.  Curtiss,  in  1857,  as  is  suggested  by  the  following 
lines  from'  his  will,  as  quoted  from  "The  Loomis  Family  in  Amer- 
ica:" "To  Amos  Loomis,  who  served  his  time  with  me,  I  devise 
the  other  half  of  my  lot  on  Rainbow  Hill,  that  was  Judd's ;  or  after 
my  wife's  decease,  the  whole  of  it  to  be  to  him,  his  heirs,  etc." 
This  will  is  dated  Nov.  22,  1775.     He  was  survived  by  his  wife. 

♦Judd's  Hadley  says:  "Lieut.  Samuel  Smith,  with  wife  Elizabeth  and 
children,  set  sail  for  New  England,  April  30,  1634;  he  and  his  wife  each  then 
called  32  years  of  age.  He  came  from  Weathersfield,  where  he  was  a  leading 
man,  to  Hadley,  Mass.,  where  he  held  important  offices  in  church  and  state. 
He  died  about  1680;  his  widow  died  March  16,  1686.  They  had  six  children, 
of  whom  Chileab,  the  fifth,  was  born  about  1635,  and  died  March  7,  1731; 
he  married  Hannah,  dau.  of  Luke  Hitchcock  of  Wethersfield;  she  died  Aug. 
31,  1733,  aged  88.  They  had  fourteen  children,  of  whom  Samuel  was  the 
second,  born  March  9,  1665;  he  was  a  shoemaker;  died  Aug.  4,  1724;  he 
married  March  9,  168  7,  Sarah  Bliss,  who  was  alive  in  174  2.  They  had  ten 
children,  of  whom  Pelatiah  was  the  fourth,  b.  March  8,  1694;  lived  in  Amherst, 
and  married,  1721,  Abigail  Wait,  dau.  of  William  Wait  of  Northampton.  They 
had  four  children,  of  whom  Abigail  was  third." 

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5th  gen.     Children,  all  b.  in  Southampton,  Mass,: 

556  Amos  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  17,  1731 ;  m.  Experience  Parsons;  he  d.  Sept. 
10,  1756.  + 

557  Nathaniel  Loomis,  b.  May  28,  1734;  m.  April  10,  1762,  Tabitha 
Kingsley,  b.  Sept.  5,  1739,  in  Northampton,  d.  Sept.  16,  1815,  dau. 
of  Ebenezer  Kingsley  and  Mary  Dudley;  he  d.  in  Southampton  in 
1795.  He  was  present  at  the  surrender,  and  massacre,  of  Fort 
William  Henry  to  the  French  and  Indians,  and  with  Joel  Clapp, 
made  his  escape  after  a  desperate  run  of  fourteen  miles,  naked. 
He  was  also  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  joining  Capt.  Ebenezer 
Sheldon's  7th  company,  in  1782.   + 

558  CuRTiss  LooMis,  b.  Nov.  15,  1736;  m.  Nov.  16,  1764,  Experience 
Warner;  he  d.  1773;  she  m.  (2)  Nathaniel  Searle,  Res.  South- 
ampton, Mass.   + 

559  Hannah  Loomis,  b.  Jan.  15,  1738-9;  m.  Feb.  14,  1761,  Noah  Burt, 
b.  Aug.  30,  1734,  drowned  April  27,  1800,  at  Russell,  Mass.,  son  of 
Thomas  Burt  and  Mercy  Phelps.   + 

560  AsHER  LooMis,  b.  Sept.  12,  1741 ;  m.  May  17,  1778,  Margaret  Clark; 
he  d.  1779;  his  widow  was  appointed,  Feb.  5,  1782,  guardian  of 
Asher  Loomis,  Jr.;  she  m.  (2)  March  27,  1800,  Joel  Strong.  Res. 
Southampton.  + 

561  Esther  Loomis,  b.  April  28,  1744;  m.  April  30,  1777,  Moses  Danks 
of  Southampton.  + 

562  Abisha  Loomis,  b.  and  d.  1747.  , 

563  Shem  Loomis,  b.  June  7,  1750;  m.  Dec.  7,  1776,  Rhoda  Winter,  d. 
July  22,   1820,   ae.  65;  he  d.   Sept.  27,   1821,  in  Southampton.  + 

6th  gen.    Child  of  Amos  and  Experience  Loomis,  (556): 

564  Jerusha  Loomis,  b.  in  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  May  27,  1784,  in 
Washington,  Mass.,  Phineas  Cowles. 

Children  of  Nathaniel  and  Tabitha  Loomis,  (557): 

565  RoxANNA  Loomis,  b.  Aug.  17,  1763 ;  m.  Nov.  17,  1781,  Jude  Wright, 
who  d.  Nov.  29,  1834;  she  d.  Jan.  5,  1845. 

566  Alexander  Loomis,  b.  Julv  7,  1765;  m.  Sept.  30,  1799,  Miriam 
Jones,  who  d.  Nov.  19,  1843,' ae.  67;  he  d.  March  30,  1845. 

567  Amos  Loomis,  b.  Sept.  23,  1767;  m.  Jan.  23,  1793,  Martha  Herrick, 
who  d.  1849,  dau.  of  Jonathan  and  Elizabeth  (Clark)  Herrick;  he. 
d.  1820.     Settled  at  Franklin,  Portage  county,  Ohio.   4- 

568  Sybil  Loomis,  b.  March  11,  1771 ;  m.  Sept.  29,  1793,  Joshua  Wright. 

569  JoAB  Loomis,  b.  Oct.  19,  1773;  m.  Feb.  3,  1803,  Zilpah  Hannum; 
he  d.  1828,  at  Hinkley,  Medina  county,  Ohio. 

570  Nathaniel  Loomis,  b.  Feb.  29,  1776;  m.  (int.  pub.  May  25,  1800) 
Patty  Ludington;  he  d.  March  26,  1854,  at  Otisco,  N.  Y. 

571  Asenath  Loomis,  b.  1780;  m.  Dec.  10,  1801,  Elisha  Hutchinson, 
who  d.  Feb.  8,  1840,  son  of  Dea.  Elisha  and  Mercy  Hutchinson; 
she  d.  Jan.,  1869,  at  Russell,  Mass. 

Children  of  Cnrtiss  and  Experience  Loomis,  (558): 

572  Lovisa  Loomis,  b.  Nov.  15,  1766;  m.  Sept.  3,  1785,  Gideon  Searle, 
Jr.,  who  d.  May  25,  1804,  ae.  40. 

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573  Artemus  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  16,  1768;  m.  June  23,  1792,  Asenath 
Bascom,   Southampton. 

574  LuciNDA  Loomis,  b.  April  13,  1771;  m.  Jan.  22,  1791,  Capt.  Stephen 
Bates,  Southampton. 

575  Curtis  Loomis.  b.  May  13.  1772;  m.  Oct.  13,  1792,  Jerusha  Clark, 
who  d.  Sept.  22,  1855,  dau.  of  Oliver  Clark;  he  d.  Feb.  5,  1814; 
she  m.  (2)  Silas  Sheldon.  Southampton. 

Children  of  Hannah  and  Noah  Burt,  (55p): 

576  Elvira  Burt,  577     Huldah  Burt. 

576.1  Hannah  Burt,  577.1  Lavinia  Burt, 

576.2  Esther  Burt,  577.2  Royal  Burt. 

576.3  Noah  Burt, 

Child  of  Asher  and  Margaret  Loomis,  (360): 

578  Asher  Loomis,  b.  May  21,  1779;  m.  Abigail ;  he  d.  1858,  at 

Berlin,  N.  Y. 

Children   of  Esther  and  Moses  Banks,   (561): 

579  Moses  Danks.  579.1  Esther  Danks. 

Children  of  Shem  and  Rhoda  Loomis,  (56^): 

580  Silence  Loomis,  b.  Feb.  12,  1778;  m.  Sept.  15,  1800,  Alpheus 
Strong;  she  d.  June  11,.  1803. 

581  Hannah  Loomis,  b.  March  9,  1780;  m.  in  1807,  James  McElwain; 
s.  p. 

582  Nancy  Loomis,  b.  Sept.  13,  1782;  d.  July  31,  1869;  unm. 

583  Luther  Loomis.  b.  March  13,  1785;  m.  Dec.  9,  1812,  Desiah  Frary; 
he  d.  Oct,  5,  1859. 

584  Shem  Loomis,  b.  June  19.  1788;  m.  Oct.  21,  1810,  (intent)  Hannah 
Soice;  he  d.  Nov.  8,  1871.  at  Mechlenburg,  N,  Y, 

585  Rev.  Aretus  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  19,  .1790;  m.  Oct.  11,  1819,  Sarah 
Goodman;  he  d.  Aug.  13,  1857,  at  Bennington,  Vt 

7th  gen.     Children  of  Amos  and  Martha  Loomis,  (36/): 

586  Melissa  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  5,  1794;  m.  Jan.  25,  1816,  Reuel  Shurtliff, 
b.  Feb.  4,  1794,  d.  Sept.  4,  1846,  son  of  Noah  and  Lydia  Shurtliff; 
she  d.  March  29,  1873. 

587  Almon  Loomis,  b.  Feb.  24,  1796 ;  d.  1828 ;  unm. 

588  Jasper  Loomis,  b.  March  25,  1798;  d.  1820;  unm. 

589  KiNGSLEY  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  5,  1800 ;  m.  Sept.  28,  1820,  Betsev  Andrews. 
b.  Sept.  20,  1802,  d,  Oct.  16.  1878,  dau.  of  Dea.  Samuel  Andrews  and 
Tryphena  Loomis;  he  d.  Aug.  28,  1856,  at  Cleveland,  Ohio.   + 

590  Amos  Loomis,  b,  Sept.  8.  1803 ;  m.  Dec.  7,  1823,  Wealthy  Moore, 
b.  May  6,  1808,  d.  Sept.  9,  1889,  dau.  of  Hiram  Moore  and  Deborah 
Phelps ;  he  d.  May,  1850. 

591  Marcus  Loomis,  b.  Sept.  21,  1806;  m.  Jan,  15,  1829,  Jerusha  H. 

592  William  Herrick  Loomis,  b.  May  11,  1809;  m.  Sept,  2,  1829, 
Cynthia  Loomis. 

8th  gen.     Children  of  Kingsley  and  Betsey  Loomis,  (589): 

593  Lorin  Loomis,  b.  1821 ;  d.  ae.  four  years. 

594  LoDiCE  LooMis,  b.  1822-3;  m.  Alexander  Blaine,  d.  1863,  son  of 
Thomas  Blaine. 

595  LoRRiN  KiNGSLEY  LooMis,  b.  Jan.  10,  1825 ;  m.  Jan.  6,  1853,  Eunice 
Ann  IMann. 

596  Charles  Wilson  Loomis,  b.  July  12,  1828;  m.  in  1852,  Sarah 
Oberholtzer,  b.  Jan.  10,  1833,  d.  Sept.,  1906,  dau.  of  Jacob  B. 
Oberholtzer  and  Man,-  Renninger ;  he  d.  Nov.  14,  1864.   4- 

597  Edward  Andrews  Loomis,  b.  May  2,   1831 ;  m.  Harriet  Laraway. 

598  Henry  Loomis,  b.  Aug.  28,  1834-5;  m.  Emily  Fitch. 

599  Fannie  Loomis,  b.  1837 ;  m.  1853,  William  Prescott. 

600  William  Harrison  Loomis,  b.  July  24,  1840;  m.  Portia  Naomi 

601  Eliza  Loomis,  b.  18-14;  d.  Oct..  1857,  at  La  Porte,  Ind. 

gth  gen.    Children  of  Charles  W.  and  Sarah  Loomis,  (596): 

602  Prof.  Elisha  Scott  Loomis.  B.  S.,  A.  M.,  Ph.  D.,  LL.  B.,  b.  Sept. 
18,  1852 ;  m.  June  17,  1880,  Letitia  E.  Shire,  b.  April  17,  1856,  dau. 
of  Henry  Shire  and  Martha  iVnn  Welch.  He  was  compiler  and 
editor  of  "The  Loomis  Family  in  America;''  edition  of  1908. 
Res.,  Berea,  Ohio.   4- 

603  Charles  Wilson  Loomis,  b.  Dec.  31,  1853;  d.  Aug.  24,  1886. 

604  Jacob  Henry  Loomis,  b.  Feb.  17,  1856;  m.  Minnie  Orth. 

605  William  Franklin  Loomis,  b.  Aug.  27,  1857;  m.  (1)  Nancy  C. 
Wilson ;  (2)  Oliva  S.  Greene. 

606  Albert  Adillo  Loomis,  b.  April  9,  1859;  m.  (1)  Amelia  M.  Nie- 
meyer;  (2)  Victoria  I.  Allen. 

607  Milo  Sylvester  Loomis,  b.  March  22,  1862 ;  unm. 

608  D.  Allen  Loomis,  b.  March  29.  1864 ;  m.  Flora  Snell. 

loth  gen.     Children  of  Elisha  S.  and  Letitia  E.  Loomis,  (602): 
609'-  Elatus  Gaefield  Loomis,  b.  Oct.  9,  1883;  gr.  West  High  School; 
student  at  Case  School  of  Applied  Science.     With  Central  Engineer- 
ing Co.,  Cleveland,  Ohio;  m.  June  20,  1911,  Zoe  E.  Clark. 

610  Clara  Icoxa  Loomis,  b.  Aug.  22,  1890;  gr.  Berea  High  School; 
student  one  year  at  Lake  Erie  Seminary  for  Women,  Painesville, 
Ohio;  two  years  at  Baldwin  University,  Berea,  O. ;  student  in  Kin- 
dergarten Training  School,  Cleveland,  O. 

204     ELDAD  POMEROY,  {Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Dec.  31,  1711; 

m.    (1)    about    1750,    Bathsheba    ;    m.    (2)    May    14,    1786, 

Priscilla  Searle,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  and  Priscilla  Searle. 
5th  gen.     Children: 

611  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  1751 ;  m.  May  27,  1769,  John  Clapp  of  East- 

Martha  Pomeroy,  b.  \7SZ.Y,\  ^^^^^-^-^K^"^'-  v  I  .  '  y      .  -  lt  < 


613  Eldad  Pomeroy,  b.  1756.  ,  .  _„ 

614  Bathsheba  Pomeroy,  b.  1757. 

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205  EBENEZER  POMEROY.  (El dad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Nov.  10, 
1715 ;  m.  Jan.  2,  1740,  Rachel  Searle,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  and  Priscilla 
Searle;  he  d.  Oct.  13,  1766,  Southampton,  Mass. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

615  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  17,  1741.  + 

616  Elihu  Pomeroy,  b.  1742;  m.  April  25,.  1790,  Rachel  Strong,  b. 
1751,  d.  1830;  he  d.  1824. 

617  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1744;  m.  Aug.  6,  1768,  John  Hannum; 
she  d.  Nov.  14,  1789. 

618  Kesiah  Pomeroy,  b.  1746;  d.  young. 

619  Gen.  Timothy  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  13,  1750.  + 

620  Kesiah  Pomeroy,  b.  1753. 

621  Titus  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  10,  1757.  + 

622  Dorcas  Pomeroy,  b.  1760;  m.  (1)  in  1779,  Amaziah  Darrow;  m. 
(2)  Elijah  Norton. 

206  ELISHA  POMEROY,  {Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1719;  m.  (1) 
Dec.  22,  1743,  Mercy  Searle,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  and  Priscilla  Searle, 
b.  1721,  d.  1769:  m.  (2)  in  1780,  Experience  Bartlett  (widow),  b. 
1726,  d.  May  21,  1803 ;  he  d.  Sept.  9,  1800. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

623  Mercy  Pomeroy,  b.  1745 ;  d.  1746. 

624  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  19,  1747;  d.  1769. 

625  Mercy  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  30,  1749.   + 

626  Jacob  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  13,  1751.  + 

627  Isaac  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  14,  1753.  + 

628  Jemima  Pomeroy,  b.  March  21,  1755 ;  d.  Dec.  5,  1788. 

629  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  3,  1757:  d.  Feb.  2,  1776. 

630  Huldah  Pomeroy,  b.  June  16,  1759.  + 

631  Asahel  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  13,  1761.  + 

632  Priscilla  Pomeroy,  b.  June  15,  1764;  m.  March  6,  1782,  Seth 
Hulburt,  bp.  July  24,  1763,  d.  Feb.  24,  1783,  son  of  James  Hulburt 
and  Eleanor  Pomeroy  (Caleb)  ;  she  d.  s.  p. 

207  JOSEPH  POMEROY,  (Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltiveed),  b.  Nov.  19,  1721; 
m.  about  1741,  Abigail  Searle,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  and  Priscilla  Searle. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

633  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  1742,  .Southampton;  m.  in  1775,  Abner  Smith 
of  Murrayfield,  Mass.    [  •D-iXcfC^.^  ) 

634  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  1744.  +  ^' 

635  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  1745  ;  d.  young. 

636  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  1749.  + 

637  Am  ASA  Pomeroy,  b.  1756.  + 

638  Hezekiah  Pomeroy. 

639  Niece  Pomeroy. 

208  BENJAMIN  POMEROY,  (Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1724;  m. 
Anne ;  settled  in  Georgetown,  Me. 

^th  gen.     Children: 

640  Richard  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  5,  1750. 

641  Deliverance  Pomeroy,  b.  March  11,  1753. 

642  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1755. 

643  Margaret  Pomeroy,  b.  May  22,  1758. 

209     ABIGAIL  POMEROY,  (Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltwced),  b.  1727;  m.  1748, 
Eliphaz  Searle,  b.  1722,  son  of  Nathaniel  Searle  and  Priscilla  Webb ; 
she  d.  1815. 
jth  gen.     Children: 

644  Jerusha  Searle,  b.  1749. 

645  Justus  Searle,  b.  1752 ;  m.  in  1776,  Lydia  Parks. 

646  Tamar  Searle,  m.  Roxanna  Bates,  dau.  of  Lemuel  Bates  and  Lucy 

647  Eliphaz  Searle,  Jr.,  m.  Lovina  Moore. 

648  Enoch  Searle,  m.  Sally  Welch. 

649  Philip  Searle,  m.  Lydia  Curtis. 

650  Martin  Searle. 

215  MARY  POMEROY,  (Joshua,  Joshua,  Eltweed),  b.  Sept.  11,  1710, 
at  Dorchester,  Qaan, ;  m.  Nov.  10,  1733,  at  Stoughton,  Samuel  Clap. 
Residence,  Norton,  Mass. 

5th  gen.       Children  b.  at  Norton,  Mass.: 

651  Sarah  Clap,  b.  Aug.  31,  1736;  d.  Dec.  18,  1736. 

652  Mercy  Clap,  b.  May  27,  1738. 

653  Elizabeth  Clap,  b.  July  1,  1741 ;  m.  Nov.  20,  1759,  David  Cope- 
land  of  Milton. 

654  Hannah  Clap,  b.  Aug.  22,  1743;  d.  Sept.  2S,  1756. 

655  Samuel  Clap,  Jr.,  b.  Aug.  16,  1745;  m.  (int.)  Aug.  13,  1768, 
Lvdia  Wild,  b.  April  24,  1751,  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Lvdia  Wild.  + 

656  Noah  Clap,  b.  April  5,  1748;  m.  April  10.  1776,  at  Norton,  Olive 
Shepard,  b;  April  24,  1754,  d.  Feb.  13,  1845,  dau.  of  Thomas  and 
Constant  Shepard ;  he  d.  Nov.  10,  1820.  + 

6th  gen.     Children  of  Samuel  and  Lydia  Clap,  (655): 

657  Samuel  Clap,  b.  May  17,  1769,  (bp.  June  3,  1770)  ;  d.  July  28, 
1773,  at  Norton. 

658  Oliver  Clap,  b.  March  22,  1771. 

659  Ichabod  Clap,  b.  Aug.  27,  1773 ;  m.  March  13,  1803,  Betsey  Smith  of 

Children  of  Noah  and  Olive  Clap,  (656): 

660  Polly  Clap,  b.  May  14,  1777. 

661  Salmon  Clap,  b.  Jan.  17,  1780, 

662  Elias  Clap,  b.  Jan.  19,  1782. 

663  Constant  Clap,  b.  Nov.  11,  1784. 

664  Appolas  Clap,  b.  Feb.  27,  1787. 

665  Sally  Clap,  b.  Aug.  17,  1789. 

666  Reuel  Clap,  b.  April  4,  1792. 

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667     Nancy  Clap,  b.  Feb.  9,  1796. 

(No  further  Pomeroy  projection  to  tlie  family  of  Joshua.) 

(B.  57.    P.  106.    Boston  R.  of  Deeds.) 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come,  &c.  Samuel  Clap  of 
Norton  in  the  County  of  Bristol  within  His  Majesties  Province  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  in  New  England  Junr  yeoman  and  Mary  his  wife  send  greetings:. 
Know  ye  that  they  the  sd  Samuel  Clap  and  Mary  his  wife  (who  is  grandaughter 
of  Joseph  Weeks  heretofore  of  Dorchester  aforesaid  Deceased  and  Daughter 
of  Repent  Pomroy  Deceased,  late  wife  of  Joshua  Pomroy  of  Norton  aforesd 
Yeoman.)  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  Ten  pounds  in  good  Bills  of 
Credit  on  the  Province  aforesaid  to  them  in  hand  paid  before  the  ensealing 
of  these  Presents  and  the  Delivery  thereof  by  Preserved  Capen  of  Dorchester 
in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in  the  sd.  Province  Gent. — several  pieces  or  parcells 
all  of  them  situate  in  the  said  Township  of  Dorchester  and  now  in  the  Town- 
ship of  Stoughton — laid  out  by  the  Proprietors  of  Dorchester  and  Stoughton 
to  sd.  Joseph  Weeks  dec'd,  the  Twenty  Five  Divisions  of  Land  so  called  and 
the  sd.  Joshua  Pomroy  (late  husband  of  the  said  Repent  Pumroy  mother  of 
the  sd  Mary  Clap  who  died  seized  of  the  premises)  doth  give  up  all  his  right 
title  &C.  to  Preserved  Capen.  In  witness  whereof  the  sd  Samuel  Clap,  Mary 
Clap  and  Joshua  Pomroy  have  set  hands  &.  seals. 

Samuel  Clap  and  a  seal 
Mary  M  Clap  her  mark 
Joskua  Pumroy  and  a  seal 
Feb.  8,  1736 
Bristol  Ss  Norton,  March  29,  1737. 

Samuel  and  Mary  Clap  and  Joshua  Pumroy  personally  appeared  &c.  before 
Ephraim  Leonard  Just.  Peace  Dec.  13,  1738.  Received  and  accordingly  entred 
and  examined. 

246-  DEACON  JOSEPH   VOM'EROY::{Joseph-  Joseph,  Eltwe^d),  h.\ 
Jan.v30,  1729;- Boston  ;:m.  Dec.  27^  1759/ Huldah  Dunbar,  widow  of 
Jonathan  Stirbbs,  b.  Jan.  2,  1732,.  Hingham,  Mass.,  d.  Nov.  23,- 1802 ;_ 
he  d  Dec.  25,:  1802.  . 
^tk  gen.     Children: 

684  HuLDAH  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct  19,  1760;  d.  Dec.  10,  1787.  ' 

685  Jonathan  Pomeroy,  b.  April  24,  1762 ;  -d.  Dec.  28.  1762.  _ 
686-  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  March  28,  1764;^.  Dec.  28,.  1764.  - 

687  'John  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  18,  1766;  m.  Annie  Lane. 

688  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  June  3,  1768;  m.  Richard  Parker. 

689  Polly  (Molly)  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  9,  1770. 

690  Richard  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  9,  1771.  + 

691  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  18,  1773;  m.  Phineas  Parker. 

692  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  (twin  with  Hannah)  Oct.  18,  1773;  m.  Mr.'- 

(B.  134.  P.  95-) 

Peter  Dunbar  Housewright,  Joseph  Pummery  Yeoman,  and  Huldah  my::; 
wife,  Jonathan  Locke  yeoman  and  Sarah  my  wife,  &  Leah  Dunbar  Spinster, 
all  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  Cumberland.  Solomon  Loring  yeoman  and 
Hannah  ray  wife,  Thomas  Perry  Husbandman  &  Mary  my  wife  all  in  Hingham 
in  Co.  of  Suffolk.  Hosea  Orcutt  &  Abigail  my  wife  of  Cohasset  Fishermen,  .. 
sell  to  Loban  Stodder  Land  in  the  Second  Parish  in  Hingham.  In  witness 
whereof   me   the  said   Peter,  Joseph   Huldah    Jonathan   Sarah    Leah    Solomon ,. 

Hannah  Theophilus  Patience  Thomas  Mary  Hosea  Abigail  have  set  hand  and 
seal  this  fourth  day  of  May  A.  D.  1774. 

Patience  (her  mark)  Gushing  and  a  seal.  Theopilus  Gushing  and  a  seal 

Hannah  Loring  and  a  seal  Solomon  Loring  and  a  seal. 

Peter  Dunbar  and  a  seal  Hosea  Orcutt  and  a  seal. 

Huldah  Pumroy's  Mark  and  a  seal  Joseph  Pumroy  &  a  seal 

Leah  Dunbar  &  a  seal  Sarah  Lock  and  a  seal 

Recorded  March  24,  1782.  Jonathan  Lock. 

271  NOAH  POMEROY,  (Noah.  Joseph,  Eliivced),  b.  Oct.  8,  1725; 
Colchester,  Conn.;  m.  April  24,  1648,  Lurana  Northam,  b.  May  25, 
1723,  d.  Feb.  24,  1806,  dau.  of  Jolin  Northam  and  Hannah  Pomeroy 
(Joseph)  ;  he  d.  Sept.  17,  1798.    Res.,  Colchester,  Conn. 

^th  gen.     Children: 

693  Charles  Pomeroy,  b.  April  22,  1749.  4- 

694  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  4,  1751. 

695  LiJRANA  Pomeroy,  b.  May  22,  1752 ;  m.  Oct.  15.  1767,  Martin  Welles. 

696  Rev.  Noah  Pomeroy.  b.  Aug.  18,   1754.  + 

697  Louisa  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  3,  1761.  4- 

272  DANIEL  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Joseph.  Eltzueed),  b.  Oct.  13,  1727; 
m.  Oct.  19,  1749,  Naomi  Kibbe,  b.  1726,  d.  Sept.  14,  1793,  dau.  of 
Edward  and  Dorothy  (Phelps)  -Kibbe,  widow  of  Joseph  Phelps  of 
Westfield,  by  her  first  m.  she  had  Naomi  Hatch  Phelps,  b.  1743,  d. 
March  5,  1833;  and  Elijah  Phelps,  b.  1746/ d.  1823;  Daniel  d.  Jan. 
23,  1785.    Res.,  Coventry,  Conn.  ^    \*^f\^ 

^th  gen.     Children:  -   ,V       .,  ^-,fi 

698  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  3,  1750.  +  '  ' ' '   \^  \-^ 

699  Hon.  Eleazar  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  24,  1752.  4-  \ 

700  Elizabeth  Polan  Pomeroy,  b.  ]\Iay  10,  1755.  + 

273  ELIZABETH  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Joseph,  Eltzveed),  b.  1729,  Col- 
chester, Conn.;  m.  Jan.  27,  1750,  Joshua  Smith  of  Colchester,  b. 
Jan.  31,  1729. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

701  Child,  b.  Aug.  29,  1750;  d,  soon. 

702  Elizabeth  Smith,  b.  April  12,  1752. 

703  John  Smith,  b.  March  12,  1754. 

704  Mary  Smith,  b.  March  6,  1756. 

705  Temperance  Smith,  b.  March  21,  1758. 

274  JOHN  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Joseph,  Eltzveed),  b.  Aug.  12,  1733, 
Somers,  Conn.;  m.  Jan.  1,  1762,  Esther  Kibbee  of  Somers,  b.  1731,  d. 
Sept.  27,  1808;  he  d.  Sept.  21,  1810.    Res.,  in  Somers,  Conn. 

5th  gen.     Children: 

706  Esther  Pomeroy,  b.  March  21.  1763.  4- 

707  John  Pomeroy,  b.  May  1,  1764.  + 

708  Abi  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  3,  1765 ;  m.  Aug.  28,  1794,  Joseph  Billings. 

709  Tryphena  Pomeroy,  (twin  with  Abi)  b.  Oct.  3, 1765 ;  m.  Isaac  Davis. 

710  Jude  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  20,  1769.  4- 

711  AzuBAH  PoMEROY,  (twin  with  Jude)  b.  Aug.  20,  1769.   + 

712  Elijah  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  17,  1771 ;  unm. 

713  HIR.VM  PoMEROY,  b.  Nov.  1,  1773.  + 

714  Ammittai  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  17,  1776.  + 

276  DEACON  JOSHUA  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed)  h.  Feb. 

^^  27   1737,  Simers,  Conn.;  m.  Nov.  15,  1759   Mary  Davis  of  Staff od, 
Conn.,  b.  April  30,  1736,  d.  March  30,  1805;  he  d.  March  30,  181.. 
^th  gen.     Children: 

715  Ma^y  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  15,  1760.  + 

716  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  19,  1763.  + 

717  LuciNDA  Pomeroy,  b.  July  24,  1765 ;  d.  May  23,  1766. 

718  Capt.  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  2,  1767.   + 

719  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  11,  1769.  + 

720  Joshua  Pomeroy,  b.  April  Id,  1774.  + 


"We  will  not  hide  them  from  their  childhren, 
showing  to  the  generation  to  come  the  praises 
of  the  Lord,  and  his  strength,  and  his  wonder- 
ful works   that  he   hath   done."— Psalms. 

^1     CAPT     ELISHA    POMEROY,    (John,    Ehenezer,    Medad,    Elt- 
weed)'  b    Tan    29,  1721,  Northampton,  Mass.;  military  service  in 
Te  French  and  Indian  wars;  m.  about  1743,  Esther  Wright;  he  d. 
June  26,  1762.     Res.,  Northampton. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

721  Elihu  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1744. 

722  Esther  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  4,  1745.  + 

723  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  19,  1748;  d.  1748. 

724  Susanna  Pomeroy,  b.  1756;  d.  1777. 

725  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  abt.  1758.  + 

726  Nancy  Pomeroy,  b.  1761.  + 

322  RACHEL  POMEROY,  (John,  Medad  f^ff)'^^ 
April  14,  1723,  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  ^^^  1741,  Lieut-  Isaac 
Newell  of  Farmington,  Conn.,  b.  Aug  11,  1711,  d^  J"f%^;J793, 
son  of  Samuel  Newell  and  wife  Sarah  Norton;  she  d.  Sept.  16, 
1776;  he  m.  (2)  Rhoda  Andrews  (widow  of  Elisha  Warren)  ,  s.  p. 
by  her. 

6th  gen.    Children,  all  by  ist  wife: 

727  Mercy  Newell,  b.  April  2,  1742;  m.   (1)   Steplien  Root ;  m.  (2) 
May  16,  1769,  Col.  John  Strong;  she  d.  Sept.  9,  1784.   -i_ 

728  Deacon  Pomeroy  Newell,  b.  April  2,  174o;  m.  Nov.  28,   177U, 
Elizabeth  Carter;  he  d.  Oct.  21,  1831.  + 

^33  3^i^^l|  (Sptt^raltun  -  Bthnh 

729  Capt.  Simeon  Newell,  b.  Feb.  5,  1748;  m.  Sept.  15,  1772,  Mercy 

Hooker.   +  „^^    ^  ,    *     ,  i 

730  Sarah  Newell,  b.  1751 ;  m.  in  1779,  Lemuel  Andrews.   + 

731  Isaac  Newell,  b.  Jan.  31,  1753;  m.  IMary  Warren    + 

732  Rachel  Pomeroy  Newell,  b.  1757;  m.  Roswell  Cook  ot  l:-arm- 
ington,  Conn.,  b.  May,  1756.  .^    ,^0-,    c       1,   A^r 

733  aIhbell  Newell,  b.  July  7,  1759;  m.  Jan.  10,  1793,  Sarah  War- 
ren; he  d.  Feb.  10,  1836.   +  ^    c     .   oa    17^1 

734  QuARTUS  Pomeroy  Newell,  b.  July  7,  1761;  d.  Sept.  24,  1/51. 

735  Rev  Gad  Newell,  b.  Sept.  10,  1763;  gr.  Yale,  1/86;  m.  June  10, 
1795,  Sophia  Clapp;  he  d.  Feb.  26,  1859.  + 

7th  gen.    Children  of  Mercy  and  John  Strong,  (7^7)  ■' 

736  Eleanor  Strong,  b.  April  18,  1770;  m.  Jan.,  1788,  Joel  Root,  b. 
Aug.  30,  1770,  d.  Jan.  12,  1847,  son  of  Col.  Elisha  Root  and  wife 
Lucy  Curtis,  merchant  in  New  Haven,  Conn.,  after  1800;  she  d. 

July  5,  1853.  +  .  ^  ri      • 

737  Stephen  Strong,  b.  Nov.  6,  1772,  Torrmgton,  Conn.,  m.  Hepzi- 
bah  Bunce  of  Hartford,  Conn. ;  he  d.  April  2,  1828. 

738  Elijah  Strong,  b.  Feb.  17,  1774,  Torrington;  m.;  farmer  at  Aus- 
tinburg,  Ohio;  d.  March  22,   1828. 

739  Pomeroy  Strong,  b.  April  9,  1777,  Farmington,  Conn. ;  m.  Susan 
North,  b.  June  6,  1775,  d.  :May  23,  1863,  dau.  of  John  North;  he 

d.  Sept.  13,  1861.  ^       .  t^       1^    10m 

740  Edmund  Strong,  b.  April  28,  1781,  Farmington;  m.  Dec.  16  IbOJ, 
Anna  Gillett,  b.  June  21,  1784,  d.  Aug.  18,  1868,  dau.  of  Dea. 
Nathan    and   Lucy    (Harrison)    Gillett    of    Morgan,    Ohio;    he    d. 

Aug.  25,  1844.  .  ion7 

741  Mercy  Pomeroy  Strong,  b.  April  15,  1784,  Farmington;  m.  180/, 
Roswell  Austin  of  Austinburg,  Ohio,  b.  July  10,  1781,  New  Hart- 
ford, Conn.,  d.  Jan.,  1868,  son  of  Judge  Austin,  founder  of  the 
town  of  Austinburg;  she  d.  1823. 

Children  of  Pomeroy  and  Elizabeth  Newell,  (72S): 
7A2    Roxanna    Newell,   b.    Jan.    12,    1775,    Southington;   m.    Nov.  '4, 
1795    Eli   Barnes,   son   of    Asa   and   Phebe    (Adkins)    Barnes,   b. 
May  21,  1775,  d.  July  27,  1827;  she  d.  April  11,  1812;  he  m.  (2) 
Susan  Morris,  wid.  of  Willet  Bradley.  . 

743  Lucina  Newell,  b.  Nov.  17,  1779;  m.  (1)  April  25,  1804,  Cor- 
nelius Dunham,  Jr.,  b.  Jan.  29,  1777,  d.  Jan.  6,  1823;  she  m.  (2) 
Nov.  6,  1825,  Robert  Foote,  Jr. ;  she  d.  Nov.  23,  1852.  ^ 

744  Electa  Newell,  b.  Feb.  2,  1783;  m.  Dec.  21,  1801,  Royce  Lewis 
of  Walcott,  Conn.;  she  d.  1808;  he  d.  1848. 

745  Rachel  Newell,  b.  May  12,  1790,  Southington,  Ct. ;  m.  Nov. 
22,  1812,  John  Albert  Hart,  son  of  Levi  and  Philanthea  (Allen) 
Hart,  b.  May  31,  1789,  d.  Oct.  20,  1823;  she  d.  Jan.  26,  1824. 

746  Lucy  Newell,  b.  Jan.  11,  1793,  Southington;  m.  Romeo  Warren; 
resided  in  Chenango,  N.  Y. 

Children  of  Simeon  and  Mercy  Newell,  (729)' 

747  William  Pomeroy  Newell,  b.  June  14,  1779;  m.  Miss  Hooker; 
settled  at  Sodus  Bay,  N.  Y. ;  d.  there. 

(Btmnia^^  of  tlt0  P^mprog  iFamtIg  194 

748  Henry  Hooker  Newell,  b.  April  27,  1781 ;  m.  Laura  Cook,  d.  at 
St.  Johns,  Mo.,  Sept.  20,  1838;  she  was  a  descendant  of  Capt. 
Joseph  \\^adsworth,  who,  according  to  tradition,  concealed  the 
Royal  Charter  of  Connecticut  from  Gov.  Andros  in  an  oak  tree, 
which  tree  was  afterwards  known  as  the  Charter  Oak;  he  d.  May 
9,  1819,  Augusta,  Ga. 

749  Roger  Sherman  Newell,  b.  ISIarch  28,  1791;  m.  (1)  Aug.  1, 
1821,  Naomi  Hawley,  dau.  of  Asa  and  Diodamia  (Root)  Hawlev, 
b.  July  29,  1804,  d.  Feb.  20,  1839;  m.  (2)  May  28,  1840,  Mary 
Seymour  of  Hartford.  Ct.,  d.  Aug.  28,  1860;  settled  at  Scott's 
Swamp,  Farmington,  Ct. ;  he  d.  Dec.   1,   1863. 

Children  of  SaraJi  and  Lemuel  Andreivs,  (730): 

750  Sylvester  Andrews,  b.  May  6,  1780;  m.  Nov.  24,  1803,  Elizabeth 
Parker  Clark  of  Clark  Farms,  Ct. ;  in  1807  they  moved  to  Wynd- 
ham,  N.  Y.,  thence  to  Poughkeepsie,  where  he  d.  Dec.  13,  1857; 
he  was  a  noted  school-teacher;  she  d.  from  cholera  July  24,  1849. 

751  Sarah  Andrews,  b.  1783;  d.  Oct.  15,  1805.  A  tombstone  was 
erected  to  her  memory  by  Jonathan  Peck,  of  Kensington,  Ct.,  to 
whom  she  was  betrothed. 

752  Aruma  Andrews,  b.  1787;  m.  Dec.  16,  1816,  Lucy  Walker,  dau. 
of  Gideon;  he  d.  Oct.  7,  1826;  she  m.  (2)  Ebenezer  Fisk,  son  of 
Capt.  Solomon  Fisk;  she  d.  iVpril  27,  1875,  Avon,  N.  Y. 

753  Lemuel  Andrews,  b.  Nov.  15,  1790;  m.  (1)  Laura  Curtis,  dau. 
of  Leverett  and  Ruth  (Barnes)  Curtis,  d.  Dec.  22,  1822,  ae.  22; 
he  m.  (2)  Emma  Lewis,  dau.  of  Elisha  and  Lois  (Lee)  Lewis,  d. 
Nov.  6,  1826,  ae.  25;  he  m.  (3)  Mary  Ann  Lewis,  (sister  of  his 
second  wife)  Jan.  23,  1843;  he  d.  May  1,  1844.  One  child  by  each 

Children  of  Isaac  and  Mary  Newell,  (731): 

754  QuARTus  Pomeroy  Newell,  b.  Jan.  1,  1781;  m.  Feb.  28,  1805, 
Lucy  Foote,  dau.  of  Capt.  Robert  and  Rachel  (Lewis)  Foote,  b. 
Jan.  6,  1783,  d.  March  20,  1853;  he  d.  May  24,  1873,  New  Brit- 
ain, Ct. 

755  Catherine  Newell,  b.  Aug.  18,  1782;  m.  Nov.  18,  1804,  Marcus 
Curtiss,  b.  Sept.  19,  1780,  d.  Dec.  1,  1868;  she  d.  Sept.  10,  1870. 

756  Elisha  Newell,  b.  April  1,  1784;  m.  Nov.  11,  1815,  Lucy  Caul- 
kins,  b.  March  3,  1789,  Waterbury,  Ct.,  d.  Sept.  20,  1830;  they 
moved  to  Galena,  Ohio,  1808;  he  d.  June  9,  1872. 

757  Polly  Newell,  b.  Nov.  21,  1788;  m.  Nov.  9,  1809,  Levi  Hart, 
son  of  Levi  and  Philanthea  (Allen)  Hart,  b.  Oct.  15,  1786,  d. 
Dec.  3,  1828;  she  d.  Oct.  14,  1868. 

758  Orra  Newell,  b.  Oct.  29,  1790;  m.  Oct.  6,  1813,  Lewis  Foote, 
son  of  Robert  and  Rachel   (Lewis)    Foote,  b.  Sept.   16,  1789. 

759  Isaac  Newell,  b.  July  4,  1797;  m.  1826,  Parmela  Duncan,  dau. 
,of  Matthew  Duncan  of  Putnam  Co.,  Ga. ;  merchant  in  Milledge- 
ville,  Ga.,  when  it  was  a  frontier  town;  she  d.  Sept.  23,  1867;  he 
d.  Oct.   11,  1866.   + 

760  Mercy  Newell,  b.  Aug.  20,  1799;  m.  Jan.  22,  1823,  James  Loyal 
Barrett,  son  of  Urbane  Barrett.  They  lived  just  south  of  Newell 
Comers,  Conn. 

195  iFtftft  (Stmttdwn  -  iK?bab 

761  Bryan  Newell,  bp.  June  2,  1812;  m.  Aug.  22,  1831,  Azubah 
Loveland,  dau.  of  Elijah  and  Azubah  (Scoville)  Loveland  of 
Kensington,  Conn.,  b.  Dec.  22,  1805,  d.  Jan.  31,  1834;  he  m.  (2 
her  sister)  Adaline  Loveland,  b.  April  20,  1810;  lived  in  South- 
ington,  at  Nevvell's  Corners,  Conn. 

Children  of  Ashhell  and  Sarah  Newell,  (733): 

762  Anna  Newell,  b.  Nov.  18,  1793;  m.  Jan.  26,  1814,  Selah  North 
of  Middletown,  Conn.,  who  d.  Aug.  13,  1850;  she  d.  July  28,  1830. 

763  Sarah  Newell,  b.  Feb.  14,  1797;  m.  Jan.  1,  1832,  Joseph  Daven- 
port of  West  Hartford,  Conn.,  b.  Sept.  25,  1806. 

764  Julia  Newell,  b.  July  6,  1800;  m.  June  26,  1823,  Roswell  Brad- 
ley, son  of  Ichabod  Bradley  and  wife  Abigail  Moore,  b.  July  2, 
1794,  d.  April  10,  1851;  she  d.  Aug.  15,  1855. 

765  Rhoda  Andrus  Newell,  b.  Feb.  14,  1806;  m.  March  12,  1839, 
Hiram  London,  who  d.  Sept.  6,  1865 ;  she  d.  Oct.  14,  1844. 

Children  of  Gad  and  Sophia  Newell,  (735): 

766  Oliver  Pomeroy  Newell,  M.  D.,  b.  Dec.  7,  1796;  m.  Feb.  16, 
1832,  Betsey  Greenwood;  d.  Jan.  28,   1877. 

767  Ursula  Sophia  Newell,  b.  Sept.  27,  1806;  m.  the  Rev.  John  S. 
Emerson,  b.  Dec.  28,  1800.  They  went  to  the  Hawaiian  Islands 
as  missionaries,  returning  to  this  country  but  once,  in  1860.  She 
was  bp.  as  Ursula,  but  at  the  time  of  her  marriage  "Sophia" 
was  added  at  the  request  of  her  parents.  Of  their  eight  children, 
one  is  a  Congregational  minister,  two  are  physicians,  and  one  is 
a  civil  engineer.  + 

8th  gen.    Of  the  Children  of  Eleanor  and  Joel  Root,  (736): 

768  Olivia  Ann  Root,  b.  Oct.  10,  1788;  m.  in  1805,  Samuel  Badger, 
b.  Dec.  6,  1786,  Windham,  Conn.,  d.  March  14,  1866,  son  of  Ed- 
ward Badger  and  wife  Lucretia  Abbe;  gr.  Yale;  lawyer  of  Phila- 
delphia, Pa.;  she  d.  Jan.  22,  1827.  + 

Children  of  Isaac  and  Pamela  Newell,  (759): 

769  Mary  Warren  Newell,  b.  1827;  m.  (1)  Samuel  R.  Hodges  of 
Columbus,  Ohio;  he  d.  1863;  m.  (2)  1871,  Dr.  E.  P.  Hartwell,  a 
planter  at  New  Albany,  Ga. 

770  Isaac  Newell,  Jr.,  b.  1830;  m.  1867,  Mrs.  Kate  Calloway;  d. 

771  Walter  Duncan  Newell,  b.  1836;  a  law\'er;  d.  1859. 

772  Joseph  B.  Newell,  Lieut.-Col.  of  the  2d  Georgia  infantry;  served 
with  Gen.  Longstreet  in  the  Confederate  army;  d.  ae.  34. 

77Z    Tomlinson  Fort  Newell,  b.  Jan.   31,   1838;  m.   Dec.   15,    1869, 

Amsben   Colquitte,   dau.    of    Gen.    Alford    Colquitte;    he   was   in 

Stonewall  Jackson's  corps,   of  Lee's  army;   was  wounded   several 

times;  lost  a  leg  at  Gettysburg;  lawyer  at  Milledgville  and  planter. 

Children  of  Ursula  S.  and  John  S.  Emerson,  (767) : 

77A  Samuel  Newell  Emerson,  b.  Oct.  10,  1832,  Honolulu,  Hawaii; 
d.  Aug.  12,  1910,  s.  p. 

775  William  S.  Emerson,  b.  Oct.  22,  1834,  Honolulu,  Hawaii;  d. 
April  24,  1852,  s.  p. 

(Sf  ttf  alcgg  of  til?  J^om^rou  Jamtig  19B 

776  John  Lowell  Smith  Emerson,  b.  Jan.  4,  1837 ;  d.  July  17,  1849. 

777  Nathaniel  B.  Emerson,  b.  July  1,  1839;  physician  in  Honolulu, 

778  Justin  Edwards  Emerson.  M.D..  b.  Aug.  11,  1841;  A.B.  Wil- 
liams Col.,  1865;  m.  Dec.  26,  1877,  Willimena  Hannah  Eliot,  b. 
Jan.  30,  1852;  A.B.  Vassar:  A.M.  1879;  M.A.  New  York,  1877; 
dau.  of  William  Horace  Eliot  of  New  Haven,  Conn.  (gr.  Yale 
Col.).     Res.,  Detroit,   Mich.   + 

779  Joseph  S.  Emerson,  b.  July  13,  1843;  gr.  Boston  (Mass.)  Insti- 
tute of  Technolog}^-  m.  Feb.  17,  1900,  Dorothy  Lamb. 

780  Rev.  Oliver  Pomeroy  Emerson,  b.  Dec.  27,  1845;  m.  Feb.  13, 
1896,  Eugenie  Homer.     Res.,  East  Providence,  R.   L 

781  Sophia  Elizabeth  Emerson,  b.  Jan.  24,  1849;  m.  July  19,  1882, 
Samuel  Mann;  d.  June  18,  1883. 

gth  gen.   Of  the  Children  of  Olivia  A.  and  Samuel  Badger  (768): 

782  Samuel  Badger,  b.  Aug.  16,  1824;  m.  Dec.  19,  1843,  Cornelia  E. 
Holmes,  b.  April  30,  1829,  d.  May  9,  1891;  he  d.  May  21,  1863.   + 

Children  of  Dr.  Justin  E.  and  Willimena  H.  Emerson,  (778): 

783  Paul  Eliot  Emerson,  b.  July  14,  1880,  Kalamazoo,  Mich.;  gr. 
Williams  Col.,  1902,  A.B.;  m.  Grace  Elizabeth  Vary,  Newark, 
N.  Y. 

784  FiLiP  Law  Emerson,  b.  Nov.  7,  1882,  Detroit,  Mich.;  gr.  Cornell 
University.  1902,  M.E. 

785  Ralf  de  Pomeroy  Emerson,  b.  June  8,  1885,  Detroit;  gr.  Williams 
Col.,  1907,  A.B. 

loth  gen.    Of  the  Children  of  Samuel  and  Cornelia  E.  Badger, 

786  Mary  Olivia  Badger,  b.  Dec.  5,  1846;  m.  Nov.  15,  1870,  Wilbur 
Fisk  Paddock,  b.  Nov.  27,  1831,  d.  June  11,  1903;  she  d.  Jan. 
3,  1902.  + 

nth  gen.    Of  the  Children  of  Mary  O.  and  Wilbur  F.  Paddock, 
7S7    Rev.  Ernest  Moorhead  Paddock,  b.  Jan.  19,  1872;  m.  April  26, 
1900,  Margaret  Warner,  b.  Oct.  4,  1880,  d.  June  5,  1911.   + 
I2th  gen.    Children  of  Ernest  M.  and  Margaret  Paddock,  (787): 

788  Alexander  Mackay  Smith  Paddock,  b.  July  3,  1901. 

789  Dorothea  Paddock,  b.  Feb.  8,  1907. 

325    JOHN  POMEROY,  {John,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  b.  about 
1728;  m.  July  11,  1753,  Hannah  Merrick,  dau.  of  Thomas  Merrick 
(of    Springfield)    and   Abigail    Brewer,    b.    May    11,    1731;    he   d. 
March  3^  1760;  she  m.  (2)  Dea.  Jonathan  Hunt;  she  d.  1801. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

790  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  April  21,  1754.   + 

791  Cynthia  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec,  7,  1755.   + 

792  Luther  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  8,  1757.   + 

793  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  9,  1759;  soldier  of  the  Revolution;  cap- 
tured by  the  British  and  consigned  to  one  of  the  prison  ships  in 

IB7  Jtftit  (S^n^ratimt  -  iH^Jiah 

Boston  harbor;  when  he  was  released  by  exchange,  he  was  given 
a  poisoned  biscuit,  and  died  March  11,   1777. 

326  CAPT.  OLIVER  POMEROY,  (Jolm,  Eheneser,  Medad,  Elt- 
weed),  b.  1729;  m.  Nov.  22,  1750,  Mary  Lyman,  dau.  of  Ben- 
jamin Lyman  and  Mary  Moseley,  b.  Feb.  22,  1730;  settled  at 
Rocky  Hill,  Wetherford;  he  d.  Sept.  30,  1776.  Soldier  of  the 

6th  gen.    Children: 

794  Dan  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  15,  1751;  d.  Sept.  30,  1751. 

795  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  15,  1754.   + 

796  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  1757;  d.  Aug.  24,  1762. 
Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  1761. 

329  TITUS  POAIEROY,  {John,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  bp.  Oct. 

19,  1736,  Northampton;  m.  Mary ,  b.  1739,  d.  Jan.  16,  1801, 

South  Hadley;  settled  in  South  Hadley,  where  he  kept  a  public 
house;  his  name  appears  in  a  list  of  soldiers  1759,  for  ser\^ice  in 
the  French  and  Indian  wars;  he  d.  in  South  Hadley  Feb.  3,  1758; 
letters  of  administration  were  granted  his  widow  in  1778. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

797  Simeon  PoiiEROY,  b.  about  1760.  + 

798  Rachel  Pomeroy. 

799  Roxalana  Pomeroy^  b.  1766.  + 

800  Hannah  Pomeroy.  + 

801  Mary  Pomeroy. 

330  EBENEZER  pomeroy,  (Ebenezer,  Eheneser,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  May  1,  1723;  m.  Mindwell  Lyman,  b.  July  29,  1721.  d.  Oct. 
9,  1797,  dau.  of  Capt.  John  Lyman  and  Abigail  Moseley  of  West- 

•  field;  he  d.  1800. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

802  Ethan  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1744.  + 

803  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b. 

804  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b. ;  m.  1786,  John  Colton. 

805  Eunice  Pomeroy;  m.  Jan,  6,  1774,  Ebenezer  Clark  of  West  Hamp- 
ton, Mass. 

806  Rhoda  Pomeroy;  m.  1793,  David  Warren. 

807  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  bp.  Dec.  23,  1753.   + 

808  Mindwell  Pomeroy,  bp.  April  11,  1756.   + 

809  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  19,  1758;  m.  Feb.  5,  1795,  Sarah 
Wolcott,  b.  Jan.  15,  1764,  dau.  of  Epaphras  Wolcott  and  Mabel 

810  Solomon  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  9,   1761. 

333  STEPHEN  POMEROY,  {Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  July  13,  1732;  m.  Dec.  19,  1759,  Eleanor  Lyman,  b.  1735,  dau. 
of  John  Ljmian  and  Abigail  Moseley ;  settled  near  Hadley,  Mass. ; 

^         ffifttFalngu  nf  tit?  Pom^nig  5FamtIg  19B 

j  he  d.   1768,  and  his  widow  was  appointed  administrator;   she  m. 

j  (2)  Sept.  13,  1775,  Oliver  Morton  of  Whateley,  Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

811  Eleanor  Pomeroy,  bp.  1760.   + 

812  Ends  PoxMeroy,  b.  April    23,  1761.  + 

813  Electa  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  13,  1765;  m.  March  29,  1786,  Lewis 

814  Elisha  Hawley  Pomeroy,  b.  March  22,  1767. 

334  HEMAN  POMEROY,  (Ebeneser,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
June  27,  1734;  m.  Dec.  15,  1763,  Esther  Lyman,  b.  1745,  dau.  of 
Benjamin  Lyman  and  Mary  Moseley ;  he  d.  Dec.  27,  1781 ;  she  m. 
(2)  Jan.  7,  1789,  Lieut.  Samuel  Parsons,  whose  first  wife  was 
Lucy  Pomeroy,  who  d.  April  12,  1782;  Esther  d.  June  4,  1829. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

815  Temperance  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  27,  1765;  m.  1787,  Justin  Clark; 
she  d.  Sept.  20,   1807. 

816  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  4,  1767 ;  m.  Oct.  7,  1795,  Sibble  Pomeroy, 
(1219)    dau.  of  Daniel  and   Svbil    (Kent)    Pomeroy. 

817  Heman  Pomeroy,  b.  July  8,  1770.   + 

818  Moses  Pomeroy,  bp.  May  22,  1772;  slain  by  Indians  at  St.  Clair's 
defeat  in  Ohio,  Nov.  2,  1791. 

819  Roswell  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  26,  1775.   + 

820  Esther  Pomeroy,  bp.  July  20,  1777;  d.  Dec.  7,  1851 ;  unm. 

821  Elijah  Pomeroy,  bp.  May  9,  1780;  d.  Jan.  25,  1810. 

336  ESTHER  POMEROY,  (Ebeneser,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
bp.  Aug.  7,  1736;  m.  Elijah  Lyman,  bp.  Aug.  8,  1736,  son  of  Lieut. 
Gideon  Lyman  and  Esther  Strong,  who  d.  Aug.  7,  1783;  she  d. 
April  7,  1783.     Resided  in  Northampton. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

822  Elijah  Lyman,  bp.  Sept.  7,  1771 ;  d.  Aug.  24,  1778. 

823  Esther  Lyman,  m.  Elijah  Arms,  Jr. 

824  Martha  Lyman,  m.  1795,  Jacob  Smith. 

345  ADINO  POMEROY,  {Josiah,  Ebeneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  27,  1732,  Northampton;  m.  (1)  Nov.  18,  1760,  Lois  Strong, 
b.  March  4,  1737,  d.  March  14,  1801,  dau.  of  Capt.  Asahel  Strong 
and  Ruth  Hooker;  m.  (2)  March  18,  1802,  Sarah  Christopher  of 
Middletown,  Conn.,  to  which  place  he  removed  in  1772.  He  was 
a  tanner,  and  Oct.  24,  1768,  while  a  resident  of  Northampton,  he 
bought  property  on  Main  street,  Middletown;  he  carried  on  busi- 
ness there,  and  he  and  his  wife  were  admitted  to  the  First  Church 
by  letter  from  Northampton,  Feb.  25,  1770.  Pittsfield,  Mass. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

825  Polly  Pomeroy,  bp.  Sept.  27,  1761.  + 

826  Nancy  (Anne)  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb;  19,  1764.   + 

827  Lois  Pomeroy,  bp.  March  30,  1766;  d.  April  7,  1776. 

133  3FiftI)  S^tXFratuin  -  i^thnh 

828  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  bp.  June  12,  1768.   + 

829  William  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  24,  1770;  d.  May  16,  17/1. 

830  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  21,   1772.   +  ,^    ,-.,. 

831  Susanna  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  14,  1774;  d.  Aug.  10,  1775. 

832  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  April  27,  1777 ;  d.  Feb.  19,  1827 ;  unm. 

833  William    Pomeroy,   b.   April   2,    1780;   lived   in   Pittsfield,   JSIass. ; 
joined  the  Shaker  community  at  Lebanon,  N.  Y. ;  d.  there,  unm. 

834  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  2,  1784.   + 

346    ELEAZER  POMEROY,   (Josiah,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Oct.  17,  1734;  m.  Oct.  5,  1756,  Lydia  Phelps;  removed  from  Sun- 
derland, Mass.,  1762,  to  Northfield,  thence  to  Chesterfield,  N.  H., 
and  to  Vermont  in  1773. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

835  Susanna  Pomeroy,  bp.  Oct.  2,  1757. 

836  Pamela  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  6,  1760.  + 

837  Solomon  Dodge  Pomeroy,  bp.  March  31,  1761. 

838  Martin   Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  23,    1763;  m.   Nov.   25,    1790,  Dorcas 

839  Lydia  Pomeroy,  bp.  Sept.  1,  1765 ;  d.  1776. 

840  Catherine  Pomeroy,  bp.  Sept.  20,  1767;  d.  1776. 

841  Mehitable  Dodge  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  7,  1769;  d.  1770. 

842  Eleazar  Pomeroy,  bp.  March  17,  1771. 

New  Hampshire  State  Papers,  Vol.  16,  page  603,  has  the  followmg: 

"To  the  Committee  of  Clames  or  Treasurer  _  r  r-u     . 

"Be  Plesd  To  Pay  to  Colo  Samll  King  what  is  Due  to  the  Town  of  Chester- 
field for  Soldiers  Crd  By  way  of  ^^P''^^^^^^°\gg§'^^j;RVEY 


"Chesterfield,  December  16,  1783.  Selectmen  for  Chesterfield." 

(In  the  index  this  name  is  spelled  Eleazar  Pomeroy.)  ,       .  „       . 

Also,  in  New  Hampshire  State  Papers,  we  find  the  following: 

"Tories  recommended  to  be  discharged  from  Bonds. 

"Wheras  Ebenr  Harvey,  Elezar  Pomeroy  &  Saml  King  were  put  under 
Bonds  by  the  Court  held  at  Keen  .last  June,  and  wheras  the  last  years  com- 
mittee Rote  some  things  to  the  Committee  of  Safety  Att  Exeter  Concermng 
their  taking  the  oath  of  fidelity  and  as  others  taken  with  them_  w-e  understand 
are  Discharged,  We  as  the  present  Committee  and  Selectmen  ot  this  i  own  are 
willing  that  the  sd  Ebenr  Harvey,  Elezar  Pomeroy  and  Saml  King  should  be 
Discharged  without  Their  sd  Oath.  .  .         „ 

^  "JONATHAN  HILDRETH,  Chairman  Committee. 

347  SHAMMAH  POMEROY,  {Josiah,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  Oct.  24,  1736;  m.  April  11,  1765,  Anna  Mattoon,  b.  April  20, 
1744,  d.  Aug.  30,  1817,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  M.  :Mattoon  and  Hannah 
Hubbard;  saddle  and  harness  business  in  Northfield;  soldier  of  the 
French  and  Indian  war.  Resided,  Northfield,  Mass. 
6th  gen.    Children,  h.  in  Northfield: 

843  Sophia  Pomeroy,  b.  Tan.  11,  1766;  m.  Jan.  28,  1787,  Obadiah 
Dickinson,  b.  1757,  Yale  College,  1778,  d.  1844;  she  d.  Jan.  14, 

844  Chester  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  20,  1768.   + 

CiFtt^alcgg  of  tI|F  Pnm^rng  iFmtttlg  200 

845  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  March  8,  1770;  m.  Nov.  3,  1793,  Lucius  Hub- 
bard of  Chester,  Vt. ;  a  lawyer. 

846  Patty  (AL\rtha)  Pomeroy,  b.  July  13,  1772;  m.  July  1,  1795, 
Dea.  Elijah  Paine  of  Ashfield,  Mass.,  b.  Nov.  29,  1760;  gr.  Yale 

.     College,  17S9;  lawyer  in  Ashfield;  she  d.  Jan.,  1842;  had  six  sons, 
three  daughters;  names  not  ascertained. 

847  William  Pomeroy,  d.  June  6,  1776.  + 

aiS  LUCY  POMEROY,  {Josiah,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltiveed),  b.  Feb. 
15,  1739,  at  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  there  Nov.  16,  1768,  Lieut. 
Samuel  Parsons,  b.  June  30,  1733,  at  Northampton,  d.  Dec.  9, 
1812,  son  of  Lieut.  William  Parsons  (John,  Joseph)  and  wife 
Mary  Ashley;  she  d.  April  12,  1782;  he  m.  (2)  Jan.  7,  1789, 
Esther  Lyman  Pomeroy  (dau.  of  Benjamin  Lyman  and  wife  Mary 
Moseley,  and  widow  of  Heman  Pomeroy,  son  of  Ebenezer  and 
Elizabeth  Hunt,  his  wife)  ;  Mrs.  Esther  Parsons  d.  June  4,  1829, 
ae.  84. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Northampton,  Mass.: 

848  Mary  Parsons,  b.  Oct.  3,  1769;  m.  Zepheniah  Ht3t!  Judson,  ^. 
Dec.  13,  1770,  at  Woodbury,  Ct;  son  of  Joseph  Judson,  (Joseph, 
John,  Joseph,  William   of   New   Haven,   Ct.)    and  his  third  wife, 

-     Lydia  Hull ;  she  d.  Feb.  5,  1826.   + 

849  Sarah  Parsons,  b.  Jan.  3,  1771;  m.  1806,  (his  second  wife)  Dr. 
Charles  L,  Seegur,  b.  April  10,  1763,  at  Menhardt,  Germany,  d. 
May  30,  1848,  at  Northampton;  he  was  learned  in  the  sciences; 
she  d.  IMarch  28,  1858.   + 

850  Anne  Parsons,  b.  May  9,  1773;  d.  Nov.  1,  1794;  unm. 

851  Capt.  Luke  Parsons,  b.  Nov.  22,  1774;  cavalry  captain  in  the 
war  of  1812;  m.  Sept.  8,  1801,  at  Wethersfield,  Vt.,  Nancy  Streeter, 
b.  May  11,  1784,  d.  July  23,  1853,  dau.  of  Johnson  Streeter  and 
wife  Lydia  Mason;  he  d.  March  11,  1852,  at  Wellsboro,  Pa.   + 

852  Lucy  Parsons,  b.  Feb.  24,  1777;  m.  Dec.  23,  1797,  Heman  Pom- 
eroy, (817)  b.  July  1,  1770,  son  of  Heman  Pomeroy  and  wife 
Esther  Lyman;  she  d.  Dec.  3,  1843,  at  Easthampton,  Mass.;  re- 
sided at  Hanover,  N.  H.;  returned  to  Northampton,  Jan.  15,  1803, 
where  he  d.  Feb.   16,  1852. 

853  John  Parsons,  b.  Oct.  22,  1778;  m.  Hannah  Rogers  at  Rutland, 
Vt,  b.  June  1,  1790,  d.  May  15,  1882,  at  Clarksville,  N.  H.,  dau. 
of  Daniel  and  Betsey  Rogers;  he  was  drowned  in  a  mill-pond 
near  Pittsburg,  N.  H.,  Dec.  1,  1835.   + 

854  George  Parsons,  b.  April  3,  1782;  (his  mother  died  nine  days 
later)  ;  m.  Sept.  7,  1806,  Sophia  Lee,  b.  Dec.  30,  1773,  at  Becket, 
Mass.,  d.  July  10,  1849,  at  Joliet,  111.,  dau.  of  David  (David,  David, 
David,  John  of  Farmington,  Conn.)  and  Tabitha  Lee;  he  d.  Sept. 
6,  1872,  at  Kalamazoo,  Mich.   + 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Mary  and  Zepheniah  H.  Judson,  (848): 

855  Fanny  Judson.  857    Lucy  Judson. 

856  Nancy  Judson.  858    Julia  Judson. 

201  3Ftftli  (SfttFratuin  -  mehtxh 

859  OcTAviA  JuDSON,  d.  June  5,  1825;  bu.  by  the  side  of  her  mother 
at  Johnson's  Creek,  Niagara  County,  N.  Y. 

860  Hull  Judson,  b.  1806;  d.  July  4,  1828. 

861  George  Judson. 

862  Mary  Judson. 

863  Samuel  Parsons  Judson,  b.  IMarch  22,  1800;  m.  (1)  April  21, 
1821,  Edith  Sheldon,  b.  Jan.  1,  1798,  at  Kingsbury,  N.  Y.,  d.  Jan. 
17,  1832,  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  he  m.  (2)  Ann  Janette  Bumham;  he 
d.  at  Court-house  Rock,  Neb,,  Jan.  15,  1849. 

864  Emelixe  Judson. 

Children  of  Sarah  and  Dr.  Charles  L.  Seegtir,  (849): 

865  Eliza  Seegur,  b.  March  11,  1807;  d.  Sept.  26,  1885;  unm. 

866  Edwin  Seegur,  b.  1811;  d.  about  1880. 

867  Augusta  Seegur,  b.  April  21,  1813;  d.  Feb.  14,  1890. 

868  Augustus  Seegur,  (twin  with  Augusta)  b.  April  21,  1813;  d.  be- 
fore 1885. 

Children  of  Luke  and  Nancy  Streeter  Parsons,  (851): 

869  Lucy  Mason  Parsons,  b.  Aug.  5,  1803,  at  Wethersfield,  Vt.;  m. 
Oct.  16,  1831,  Lewis  Darling,  ^iX>.,  b.  :March  5,  1804,  at  Wood- 
stock, Vt.,  d.  July  23,  1882,  son  of  Seth  Darling  (Thomas,  Ben- 
jamin, Denice)  and  Chloe  Marsh  (Joseph),  gr.  Dartmouth  Col- 
lege, 1829;  surgeon  of  the  161st  N.  Y.  Vol.  Inf.  in  the  Civil  War; 
settled  in  Lawrenceville,  Pa.,  1831;  she  d.  there  March  22,  1884.   + 

870  Emeline  Barton  Parsons,  b.  Oct.  30,  1805;  m.  Oct.  17,  1831, 
Otis  L.  Gibson,  M.D.,  b.  June  8,  1807,  at  Croydon,  N.  H.,  d.  July 
31,  1863,  at  Wellsboro,  Pa.,  son  of  William  Gibson  and  wife  Abi- 
gail Sanger;  she  d.  at  Wellsboro,  May  6,  1865. 

871  Caroline  Parsons.  875    Alexander  H.  Parsons. 

872  Osden  W.  Parsons.  876    Juliett  Parsons 

873  Lorenzo  M.  Parsons.  877    Luke  J.  Parsons. 

874  Noble  L.  Parsons.  878    Nancy  S.  Parsons. 
(Eight  children  died  in  infancy.) 

879  Ellen  Chipman  Parsons,  b.  June  12,  1819,  (adopted  Dec,  1819), 
at  Palmyra,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Stephen  Chipman  and  wife  Hannah 
Stone;  m.  Feb.  6,  1838,  Dr.  Oliver  Van  Dusen,  b.  Oct.  9,  1814;  he 
was  killed  by  the  falling  of  a  flag-pole  in  Troy,  Pa.,  Sept.  5,  1844; 
she  d.  Sept.  14,  1905,  at  Allandale,  N.  J. 

Children  of  John  and  Hannah  R.  Parsons,  (853) : 

880  Betsey  Parsons,  b.  1817;  m.  about  1837,  Calvin  Prouty  of  Here- 
ford, P.  Q.,  who  d.  Feb.,  1866;  she  d.  Nov.,  1869.  Lived  in 
Canaan,  Vt. 

881  Samuel  H.  Parsons,  b.  Sept.  21,  1820;  m.  March  15,  1848,  Han- 
nah Munn  of  Hereford,  P.  Q.,  b.  June  18,  1824,  dau.  of  James 
and  Fanny  Munn. 

Children  of  George  and  Sophia  Lee  Parsons,  (854): 

882  Jane  E.  Parsons,  b.  June  20,  1807;  m.  May  6.  1832,  William 
Augustus  Strong  of  Joliet,  111. ;  hardware  merchant. 

883  George  Parsons,  Jr.,  b.  Sept.  21,  1809;  d.  May  16,  1812. 

884  Sophia  Streeter  Parsons,  b.  March  22,  1812;  m.  Nov.  3,  1835, 
Hon.  Charles  Edward  Stuart,  b.  Nov.  25,  1810,  at  jMartha's  Vine- 
yard, Mass.,  son  of  Dr.  Charles  Stuart  and  wife  Catherine  Par- 
sons. He  was  a  member  of  the  House  of  Representatives,  1847- 
1852;  United  States  Senator  from  Michigan,  1852;  he  raised  and 
equipped  the  13th  Michigan  Infantry,  and  was  chosen  and  com- 
missioned its  Colonel  but  owing  to  ill-health '  he  was  unable  to  go 
to  the  front;  he  d.  at  Kalamazoo,  Mich.,  May  19,  1887. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Lucy  M.  and  Dr.  Lewis  Darling,  b.  Law- 
renceville,    (86p) : 

885  Otis  Luke  Darling,  b.  and  d.  1832,  at  Lawrenceville,  Pa. 

886  Lewis  Gibson  Darling,  b.  July  14,  1833;  d.  May  17,  1834. 

887  Horace  Madison  Darling,  b.  Feb.  6,  1835;  m.  July  31,  1870, 
Mollie  James,  b.  June  17,  1836,  at  Glanmorganshire,  South  Wales, 
Gt.  B.;  d.  Jan.  16,  1880;  he  m.  (2)  Oct.  18,  1892,  Hannah  Mary 
Webb,  b.  June  1,  1842,  at  Goshen,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Festus  Ambrose 
Webb  and  (his  first  wife)  Sarah  Jane  Smith;  he  was  gr.  from  the 
University  of  Michigan;  member  of  Sigma  Phi  Society;  was  M. 
D.,  LL.  D.,  and  a  Mason.  At  the  outbreak  of  the  relDellion  he 
was  in  the  South  and  became  chief-surgeon  on  the  staff  of  Con- 
federate General  Pemberton;  he  d.  June  21,  1900,  Pine  City,  N.  Y., 
bu.  at  Elmira,  N.  Y. 

888  BosTOCK  Jason  Darling,  b.  Nov.  24,  1836;  d.  Sept.  2,  1846. 

889  Luke  Parsons  Darlinq,  b.  Jan.  5,  1839;  Hobart  College,  Geneva, 
N.  Y. ;  member  of  Sigma  Phi  Society;  Royal  Arch  Mason;  com- 
missary of  subsistence  in  the  Confederate  army;  d.  Feb.  24,  1889, 
at  Kansas  City,  Mo.;  bu.  at  Lawrenceville,  Pa. 

890  Lewis  Darling,  Jr.,  b.  Oct.  19,  1840;  gr.  University  of  Michigan, 
1866;  physician  and  surgeon;  assistant-surgeon  in  both  the  army 
and  navy  of  the  United  States  during  the  Civil  War;  practiced 
medicine  in  Lawrenceville,  Pa.;  m.  Jan.  1,  1867,  Julia  Lavilla  Day, 
b.  Aug.  5,  1843,  at  West  Avon,  Conn.,  only~dau.  of  Carlos  Curtis 
Day  (Erastus)   and  wife  Lavilla  Woodruff  (Titus).   + 

891  Thomas  Velpeau  Darling,  b.  Oct.  16,  1842;  military  service  in 
the  United  States  marine  corps  during  the  Civil  War;  m.  May  3, 
1868,  Delphine  Charles,  b.  June  1,  1849,  at  West  Cameron,  N.  Y., 
dau.  of  Henry  Charles  and  wife  Maria  Whitmarsh  of  Lawrence- 
ville; he  d.  Sept.  22,  1890,  and  in  Oct.,  1909,  his  remains  were 
removed  to  the  National  Cemetery  at  Arlington,  Va. ;  Mrs.  Darling 
removed  to  Washington,  D.  C,  in  1891. 

892  Emmeline  Gibson  Darling,  b.  April  2,  1845;  gr.  Hartford 
(Conn.)  Female  Seminary,  1864;  unm.  Makes  her  home  with 
her  brother,  Lewis  Darling. 

pth  gen.    Children  of  Lewis  and  Julia  L.  Darling,  b.  Lawrence- 
ville, (890): 

893  Arland  Lewis  Darling,  b.  June  22,  1870;  physician  and  surgeon; 
m.  Nov.  3,  1897,  Rue  Bowman  Lindsley,  b.  July  29,  1869,  at  Em- 
porium, Pa.,  dau.  of  Clarence  Lindsley  (Abram)  and  Eliza  Clarke. 

894  Carlos  Parsons  Darling,  b.   May  8,   1876;  gr.   Hobart  College, 

203  Wxttli  (^Ftt^ratuin  -  m^hnh 

Geneva,  N,  Y.,  1894;  member  of  Sigma  Phi  Society;  he  has  the 
commissions  of  Capt.  Luke  Parsons,  war  of  1812;  also,  oil  paint- 
ings (1802)  of  Capt.  Luke  Parsons  and  wife.  He  is  in  business 
as  druggist  at  Lawrenceville,  Pa.,  and  manager  of  Bell  Tele- 
phone Co, 

895  Walter  William  Darling,  b.  March  20,  1880;  gr.  Brooklyn  (N. 
Y.)  College  of  Pharmacy,  1901 ;  druggist  at  Lawrenceville,  Pa. ; 
m.  Jan.  1,  1910,  Ellen  Maria  Perkins,  b.  Sept.  5,  1881,  at  Baldwins- 
ville,  N.  Y,,  dau.  of  Charles  Jenckes  Perkins  and  wife  Anna  The- 
resa Holihan  of  Williamsport,  Pa. 

lOth  gen.    Children  of  Arland  L.  and  Rue  B.  Darling,  b.  Law- 
renceville,  Pa.,    (8p^): 

896  Lewis  Arland  Darling,  b.  Sept.  15,  1898. 

897  Charles  Mason  Darling,  b.  Dec.  12,  1899. 

898  Waldo  Pomeroy  Darling,  b.  Jan.  31,  1909. 

349  JOSIAH  POMEROY  (Josiah,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
July  11,  1741;  gr.  Yale  College,  1762,  M.D.;  m.  Joanna  Wright 
of  Northfield,  1762 ;  settled  in  Warwick,  Mass. ;  he  was  banished 
as  a  loyalist  during  the  Revolution;  lived  for  a  time  in  Keene,  N. 
H.;  and  on  Long  Island;  d.  Aug.  17,  1821. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

899  Olive  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  16,  1763.  + 

900  Phineas  Ashley  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  10,  1764.  •+■ 

901  Josiah  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  1,  1767.   + 

902  Eliphaz  Pomeroy,  b.  April  13,  1770. 

903  Aaron  Pomeroy,  b.  May  27,  1772.   + 

904  Joanna  Pomeroy,  b.  March  6,  1774. 

905  Arad  Pomeroy,    b.  July  31,  1776.  + 

906  Nancy  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  24,  1780;  unm.;  d.  in  Salem,  Mass. 

907  Henry  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  11,  1782.   + 

Gen.  Reed  was  a  resident  of  Keene,  N.  H.,  for  a  few  years,  occupying  the 
confiscated  estate  of  Dr.  Josiah  Pomeroy,  which  was  leased  to  him  by  the  btate. 
(See  New  Hampshire  State  Papers,  vol.  11,  pp.  672-675.)  In  connection  with  the 
same  confiscated  estate.  Vol.  xvi,  p.  435,  New  Hampshire  State  Papers,  has  the 

"Dec.  18,  1780.  Petition  of  James  Reed  of  Keen,  N.  H."  After  reciting 
many  grievances,  continues: 

•'Whereupon  your  Humble  Petitioner  Petitioned  this  Honble  Corte  for  some 
relief  by  way  of  the  evacuated  farms  for  which  he  has  hazarded  his  life  &  for 
the  convenens  of  exercise  and  some  other  reasons  mentioned  to  this  Honble 
Corte  Dr.  Josiah  Pomeroyes  of  Keen  as  he  was  an  absentee  the  Honble  Corte 
was  graciously  pleased  to  make  him  a  grante  of  a  part  of  sd  Farme  in  Nov  1779 
under  sarting  limetations  but  as  your  Petitioner  could  not  enter  by  virtue  of  sd 
grante  he  was  obliged  to  pay  £350  for  the  use  of  sd  Farme  until  the  first  day 
of  May  1781.  Sd  Farme  being  now  the  property  of  this  State  is  to  be  inven- 
tured  &  sold  att  Vandue.  Your  Petitioner  hath  made  inquiry  &  finds  that  the 
sd  Doct  Pomeroyes  Purches  was  some  £700  &  the  sd  estate  owes  sum  moar 
than  £500.  Proses  of  one  not  of  morn  £400  will  not  give  up  the  obligation 
short  of  the  value  in  silver  money  or  at  the  exchange  now  common." 

He  then  recites:  "That  he  had  not  received  allowance  from  the  Continent 
for  loss  of  pay  and  was  obliged  to  pay  £350  for  use  of  sd  Farme  for  one  year 
out  of  the  nominal  sum  of  established  wages  praying  the  Corte  to  take  all  the 
surcumstances  under  consideration. 

"James  Reed,  B.  G." 

350  EUNICE  POMEROY,  {Josiah,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  8,  1743;  m.  (1)  1772,  Jonathan  Hall;  m.  (2)  Nov.  25,  1779, 
Rev.  Noah  Williston  of  West  Haven,  b.  July,  1773;  gr.  from  Yale, 
1757,  ordained  at  West  Haven,  Conn.,  June,  1760;  m.  (1)  Han- 
nah Payson,  of  Pomfret,  Conn.,  who  d.  1769,  ae.  27 ;  he  d.  Nov. 
10,  1811;  Eunice  d.  April  4,  1807.  He  had  four  children  by  first 
wife,  upon  whom  Eunice  lavished  all  motherly  love  and  attention. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

908  Payson  Williston,  b.  1764;  gr.  from  Yale  1783;  settled  as 
pastor  in  Easthampton,  1789;  d.  Jan.  30,  1856;  ae.  92. 

909  Sarah  Williston,  b.  1765;  m.  Rev.  Richard  Salter  Storrs  of 
Lyme,  Conn.,  father  of  Richard  Salter  Storrs  of  Braintree,  Mass., 
and  grandfather  of  Richard  Salter  Storrs  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

910  Rev.  David  Howe  Williston,  who  settled  in  Tunbridge,  Vt. 

911  Hannah  W^illiston,  m.  Rev.  Ebenezer  Kingsbury,  who  settled  in 
Jericho,  Vt.,  removed  thence  to  Hartford,  Pa.,  where  he  died.  He 
graduated  from  Yale  in  1783;  d.  1842. 

351  DOROTHY  POMEROY,  (Josiah,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  Feb.  2,  1745;  she  was  an  intellectual  young  lady  of  high  per- 
sonal accomplishments;  m.  Nov.  20,  1770,  Gov.  John  Treadwell, 
LL.  D.,  of  Farmington,  Conn.,  b.  Nov.  23,  1745,  d.  Aug.  18,  1823, 
son  of  Ephraim,  (John,  Samuel,  Edward)  ;  settled  in  Middletown, 
Conn.,  and  engaged  in  mercantile  pursuits.  His  father  was  a 
mechanic  by  calling,  of  a  competent  fortune  and  a  standing  among 
the  most  respectable  of  the  town.  Both  parents  were  pious  and 
both  lived  to  an  advanced  age,  and  after  peaceful  and  serene  lives, 
died  in  the  faith  of  the  Gospel.  John  Treadwell  received  the  rudi- 
ments of  an  English  education  at  the  village  common  school;  but 
when  he  was  16  years  of  age  his  father  offered  him  opportunity 
for  a  liberal  education  and  gave  him  one  week  to  deliberate  on 
the  choice.  He  accepted  the  offer  and  entered  Yale  College  in 
1763,  graduated  in  1767,  and  studied  law.  He  was  unsuccessful 
as  a  merchant  in  his  native  town,  but  extricated  himself  by  enter- 
ing upon  the  manufacture  of  nitre,  then  in  demand  for  use  in  the 

"Hon.  John  Treadwell  was  the  last  of  the  Puritan  Governors 
of  Connecticut;  the  last  example  afforded  by  their  annals  of  the 
union,  in  the  person  of  the  chief  magistrate,  the  statesman  and  the 
theologian.  His  exclusion  from  ofHce  after  many  years  of  tried  and 
faithful  service  to  the  state,  constituted  the  first  departure  from  the 
line  of  'steady  habits'  of  Connecticut,  and  was  the  new  order  of 
things,  retaining  but  few  characteristics  of  the  ancient  connection 
between  church  and  state." — {Memoir  by  Prof.  Olmstead  of  Yale 

205  Jtftlj  (^mtmtwn  -  lUrlJab 

6th  gen.    Children: 

912  Dolly  Treadwell,  b.  Nov.  28.  1771 ;  d.  March  18,  1774. 

913  Dolly  Tre.\dwell.  b.  March  22,  1774;  m.  March  26,  1794.  Ro- 
manta  Norton  (widower),  b.  April  3,  1768,  d.  July  31.  1839.  son 
of  Ichabod  Norton  and  wife  Ruth  Strong ;  she  d.  Nov.  19,  1860.   + 

914  Eunice  Treadwell,  b.  July  13,  1776:  m.  ]March  26,  1794,  Erastus 
Gay,  b.  Sept.  21,  1772,  d.  May  27,  1855.  son  of  Fisher  Gay  and 
wife  Phebe  Lewis;  she  d.  June  24.  1808.   + 

915  John  Pomeroy  Treadwell,  b.  Oct.  19,  1778;  m.  Feb.  13,  1805, 
Hannah  Edwards  Wetmore,  dau.  of  Deacon  Oliver  W'etmore  of 
Middletown,  Conn.;  settled  at  Middletown,  where  he  engaged  in 
mercantile  business;  she  d.  there  April  5,  1857;  he  d.  Oct.  11,  1839, 
Baltimore,  Md.   + 

916  Lucy  Treadwell,  b.  May  18,  1781;  m.  Aug.,  1803,  Rev.  Amasa 
Jerome,  b.  1775,  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  d.  April  5,  1832.  New  Hart- 
ford, son  of  Samuel  Jerome  and  wife  Lucy  Foster ;  she  d.  Sept. 
26,   1804.  + 

917  George  Treadwell,  b.  Oct.  4,  1783;  m.  Nancy  Curtiss;  d.  July 
25,  1842.   + 

918  Mary  Treadwell,  b.  Dec.  28,  1786;  m.  Sept.  17,  1814,  Erastus 
Perry,  b.  April  17,  1787,  Richmond,  Mass.,  d.  May  3,  1858,  Al- 
bany, N.  Y.,  son  of  Rev.  David  Perry  and  wife  Jerusha  Lord;  she 
d.  Aug.  10,  1825 ;  he  m.  (2)  Clarinda  Crittenden,  dau.  of  Levi 
Crittenden  of  Richmond,  Mass.   + 

fth  gen.    Child  of  Dolly  and  Romania  Norton,   (913): 

919  John  Treadwell  Norton,  b. ;  m.  Mary  Pitkin,  dau.  of  Hon.  Tim- 
othy Pitkin;  she  d.  1829;  he  m.  (2)  Elizabeth  Griswold,  dau.  of 
Dr.  Mason  Griswold  of  Hartford,  Conn. ;  he  d.  Sept.  5,  1852. 

Children  of  Eunice  and  Erastus  Gay,  (914) : 

920  Fisher  Gay,  b.  Feb.  21,  1795;  m.  Harriet  Wadsworth,  dau.  of 
Luke  Wadsworth. 

921  Phebe  Gay,  b.  Feb.  12,  1799;  m.  Sept.  29,  1823,  Thomas  Mygatt 
of  Canton,  Conn.,  b.  Oct.  25,  1797,  d.  July  25,  1875,  son  of  Thomas 
Mygatt  and  wife  Lucy  Oakes;  she  d.  Dec.  13.  1869. 

922  Mary  Gay,  b.  Dec.  22.  1802;  m.  Oct.  12,  1825,  Henry  Root,  b. 
July  27,  1792,  d.  Sept.  7,  1853,  son  of  Mark  Root  and  Abi  Wood- 
ruff; she  d.  Aug.  30,  1886,  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

923  William  Gay,  b.  Sept.  22,  1805. 

924  Almira  Gay,  b.  Aug.  31,   1807;  d.  Jan.  6,  1872. 

925  Charles  Gay,  b.  Jan.  7,  1814. 

926  Elizabeth  Perkins  Gay,  b.  Aug.  12,  1818;  d.  Dec.  26,  1851, 
Farmington,  Conn. 

Children  of  John  P.  and  Hannah  Treadwell,  (915): 

927  Oliver  Wetmore  Treadwell,  b.  Dec.  31,  1806;  m.  July  31,  1834, 
Anna  Helena  Kramer,  dau.  of  Frederick  Kramer  and  Mary  Ren- 
frew; he  conducted  Mount  Hope  Seminary  for  young  ladies  in 
Baltimore,  but  later  resided  in  New  Haven,  Conn.;  he  d.  April 
7,  1879. 

928  Eunice  Gay  Treadwell,  b.  July  23,  1808;  d.  Nov.  24,  1808. 

929  ToHN  Goodwin  Treadwell,  b.  Jan.  26,  1811;  m  April  30  1841, 
Ellen  Tinker  Holmes,  dau.  of  Jacob  Holmes  and  Anna  Tmker, 
shed.  Jan.  3,  1870;  bed.  June  25,  1900.  .«..     ^    Mavl4 

930  William  Brewster  Treadwell,  b.  Jan.  26,  1813,  m.  May  i^, 
1844  Mary  Eliza  Adams,  dau.  of  Roland  Adams  and  Lydia  Web- 
st^'of  Albany.  N.  Y.;  she  d.  Jan.  15,  1872;  he  d.  Apnl  16    1869. 

931  Dr  Samuel  Edwards  Tre.\dwell,  b.  Dec.  17,  1815,  m.  bept.  i^, 
1836  Anna  Stamp,  dau.  of  Mordecai  Stamp  of  Talbot  County, 
Md  •  he  d.  April  30,  1860,  in  New  York.  ,o    -.q.c 

932  SARAH  Wetmore  Treadwell,  b.  May  20,  1818;  d.  May  18,  1845; 

933  Edward  Francis  Treadwell,  b.  Aug.  29,  1820  ;m.  April  21    1847 
^         Rola   Hamil,   dau.   of   Thomas   Hamil   and   Elizabeth    Carter   of 

Baltimore,  Md.,  b.  Jan.  23,  1823  d.  Jan.  1,  1888,  f^^hing  N^  Y^, 
he  was  an  attomey-at-law  in  New  York  City;  d.  Feb.  9,  1868, 
Flushing,  N.  Y. 

Children  of  Lucy  and  Amasa  Jerome,  (916): 
'934    George  Jerome. 

935  Lucy  Jerome. 

Children  of  George  and  Nancy  Treadwell,  (917) '• 

936  Lucy  Treadwell;  m.  Augustus  Cowles  of  Farmington,  Conn. 

937  Emma  Treadwell;  m.  Daniel  Sparhawk  of  New  Hampshire;  he 

938  George' toTiss  Treadwell;  m.   1836,  Amy  Roberts,  dau.  of  Eli 
Roberts  of  Albany,  N.  Y. 

,939    Jane  Treadwell. 

940  Ann  Treadwell,  m. 

941  Henry  Treadwell,  m.  Eliza  Roberts. 

Children  of  Mary  and  Erastus  Perry,  (918): 

942  John   Strong  Perry,  b.   1815;  m.   Mary  Jane  Willard,   dau.  of 
Josiah  Willard  of  Plattsburg,  N.  Y. 

943  Roger  Hooker  Perry,  b.  1817;  d.  1818. 

944  Samuel  Perry,  b.  1819;  d.  1820. 

945  Mary  Perry,  b.  and  d.  1821. 

946  Mary  Perry,  b.  1823.  ,         ,      , -ij  u    4.u^ 

947  Mary  Norton  Perry,  b.  Dec.  28,  1828;  was  the  only  child  by  the 

second  wife. 

V&  BENJAMIN  POMEROY,  (Josiah,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  March  16,  1747;  m.  Nov.  21,  1770,  Esther  Clarke  dau  of  Dea. 
Josiah  C.  Clarke,  b.  Nov.  24,  1748,  Northampton,  d.  Jan.  12,  1827; 
he  d  Oct  20  1834.  They  settled  in  Williamsburg,  Mass.,  to 
which  place  they  moved  about  1777.  He  was  a  Sergeant  in  Capt. 
Oliver  Lyman's  company,  in  the  war  of  the  Revolution. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

948  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  27,  1771.   + 

949  Lydia  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  11,  1773.  + 

950  Selah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  7,  1775.  + 

2UZ  3Ftftl|  (gnwatinn  -  Btht^ 

■  951    JosiAH  PoMEROY,  b.  Jan.  5,  1778.  + 

952  Esther  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  27,  1781 ;  m.  Gains  Searle  of  Southamp- 
ton, Mass. 

953  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  May  19,  1783;  m.  (1)  March  10,  1802.  Phineas 
Graves  of  Hatfield,  who  d.  1815;  m.  (2)  1842,  Israel  Searle  of 

954  Dea.  William  Pomeroy,  b.  July  24;  1785.   + 

955  Mary  (Polly)  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  4,  1787.  + 

354  REV.  SETH  POMEROY,  (Seth,  Ebenecer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  26,  1733;  gr.  from  Yale,  1753;  in  Sept.,  1749,  he  was  re- 
ceived as  a  well-qualified  member  of  Yale  College,  and  during  his 
four  years  continuance  there  he  applied  himself  to  his  studies  with 
uncommon  diligence,  and  was  esteemed  one  of  the  best  scholars 
of  his  time.  In  Sept.,  1753,  he  received  the  first  honors  of  the 
.  college.  The  next  year  he  was  admitted  to  full  communion  with 
the  Church  of  Christ  in  Northampton,  Mass.  Some  months  of  the 
year  1756  he  spent  at  Cambridge  in  the  study  of  theology,  and  in 
July  took  a  degree  there.  In  Sept.  of  the  same  year  he  returned 
to  New  Haven  and  received  the  honor  of  Master's  degree,  soon 
after  which  he  was  appointed  one  of  the  tutors  of  Yale  College. 
He  was  licensed  to  preach  by  the  Association  in  the  county  of 
New  Haven,  in  June,  1757,  and  his  ministration  in  the  pulpit 
was  much  admired  from  the  first.  It  was  soon  after  this  that  the 
church  in  Greenfield  invited  him  to  come  and  preach.  He  ex- 
celled in  the  languages,  in  history,  and  oratory;  and  his  delivery 
was  graceful.  Two  years  after  his  call  to  preach  at  Greenfield, 
Sept.  19,  1759,  he  m.  Sarai  Law,  b.  March,  1737,  who  d.  May  6, 
1783;  she  was  dau.  of  Ex-Governor  Jonathan  Law  of  Massa- 
chusetts and  Eunice  Hale;  he  d.  at  Greenfield  Hill,  Conn.,  July 
1,  1770. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

956  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  July  24,  1766,  Greenfield,  Conn.;  d.  in  infancy. 

957  Jonathan  Law  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  12,  1768,  Greenfield;  gr.  Yale 
College,  1801,  (Hon.)  A.  M.;  studied  theology;  m.  Oct.  20,  1792,  at 
Preston,  Conn.,  Betsey  Coit,  dau.  of  Benjamin  Coit  and  Mary 
Tyler  (widow  of  Elijah  Boardman).  He  settled  in  the  ministry 
at  Worthington,  Mass.,  where  he  remained  as  a  successful  and 
respected  pastor  thirty-eight  years.  He  d.  at  Feeding  Hills,  Jan. 
4,  1836;  s.  p. 

958  Theophilus  Pomeroy;  no  records  at  hand. 

959  .  Martha  Law  Pomeroy,  b.  1773.  + 

355  QUARTUS  POMEROY,  {Seth,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
May  14,  1735,  Northampton;  he  followed  his  father's  business 
of  smith  and  gunmaker,  and  farmer;  m.  (1)  Nov.  4,  1762,  Phebe 
Sheldon,  b.  Aug.  10,  1735,  d.  May  30,  1776,  dau.  of  Benjamin 
Sheldon;  he  m.  (2)  Oct.  10,  1776,  Rachel  Pomeroy  (his  cousin),  dau. 
of  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy  and  Rachel  Moseley,  b.  Jan.  14,  1741-5, 
d.  Nov.   18,   1826.     Service  in  the  Revolution  as  private  in  Capt. 

Sfttpalogo  of  tlir  Pnmprng  Jamtlg  203 

Hezekiah  Russell's  company,  May  6,  1782;  he  was  also  a  Lieu- 
tenant in  one  of  the  three  companies  of  militia  from  Northampton, 
after  the  reorganization  of  the  First  Hampshire  Regiment,  and 
the  Minute-men  were  organized  from  these  companies.  On  the 
13th  of  June,  1780,  he  was  appointed  on  the  committee  to  raise 
soldiers  to  fill  the  quota  required  from  Northampton.  This  com- 
mittee had  unlimited  power,  and  whatever  they  promised  the  re- 
cruits the  town  agreed  to  fulfill.  The  bounty  paid  at  this  time 
for  soldiers  was  £300,  equal  to  about  £S  in  hard  money,  the 
ratio  being,  (not  16  to  1)  but  60  to  1.  At  a  meeting,  Oct.  13, 
1780,  he  was  elected  a  representative,  Mr.  Ephraim  Wright  being 
also  elected  to  that  office;  he  was  also  prominent  in  all  new  edu- 
cational enterprises.  He  died  Nov.  3,  1803. 
6th  gen.    Children,  (by  ist  zvife)  h.  at  Northampton: 

960  Frances  Susan  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  3,  1763;  d.  1823,  unm. 

961  Thaddeus  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  23,  1764.  + 

962  Phebe  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  9,  1766.  + 

963  Martha  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1768.  + 

964  Julia  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  5,  1770;  d.  Sept.  14,  1773. 
By  second  wife: 

965  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  June  30,  1777.  + 

966  George  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  8,  1779.  + 

967  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  July  4,  1781.  + 

968  Betsey  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  1,  1783.  + 

969  Julia  Pomeroy,  b.  March  4,  1786;  d.  March  22,  1786. 

970  Julia  Pomeroy,  b.  June  10,  1787.  + 

(From  the  New  England  Historic  and  Genealogical  Register,  1874): 

"In  the  time  of  Quartus  Pomeroy,  son  of  General  Seth  Pomeroy. 

"Deerfield,  Mass.,   Sept.  6,   1773. 

"Vote  d,  That  L.  D.  Field,  John  Williams,  and  Joseph  Barnard  be  a  com- 
mittee to  apply  to  Mr.  Quartus  Pomeroy,  of  Nhampton  &  get  him  to  come  up  & 
take  a  view  of  the  Meeting  House  Bell  &  if  he  can  mend  it  to  agree  with  him 
to  do  it  &  if  he  thinks  it  must  be  sent  home  to  be  new  cast  or  run  sd  Committee 
are  hereby  empowered  to  send  the  same  to  England  or  get  it  run  in  this  country 
if  practicable  as  soon  as  may  be  &  also  to  take  such  addition  of  metal  as  shall 
make  it  weigh  500  weight.  (Attest) 

"John  Hawkes,  Moderator." 

'  356  DR.  MED  AD  POMEROY,  (Seth,  Ebeneser,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  Nov.  12,  1736,  Northampton;  gr.  Yale  College,  1757;  physician 
at  Northfield  and  Warwick;  m.  Oct.  15,  1767,  Sarah  Hunt,  b.  Feb. 
26,  1746,  dau.  of  Capt.  Samuel  Hunt  (sister  of  Gov.  Hunt  of 
Vermont)  and  Anna  Ellsworth  (who  was  dau.  of  John  Ellsworth 
of  Windsor,  Vt.)  ;  Dr.  Pomeroy  removed  from  Northfield  in  1769, 
but  returned  in  1788;  he  d.  in  Warwick,  Mass.,  Oct.  28,  1819. 
6th  gen.   Children: 

971  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  March  28.  1769;  d.  April  17,  1769. 

972  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  25,  1771;  d.  Aug.  3,  1848;  unm. 

973  Martha  (Patty)  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  5,  1773.  + 

974  Mary  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  July  5,  1775 ;  d.  May  1,  1793. 

209  3^iftl|  (SnwtuXwn  -  iHrbab 

975  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.   11,   1777.  + 

976  Fanny  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  5,  1780.   + 

977  Seth  Pomeroy,   b.  iLy  20,  1782.  + 

978  Arad  Hunt  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  15,  1785.  + 

979  John  Pomeroy,  b.  July  12,  1787.  + 

While  many  of  the  Pomeroy  men  were  engaged  in  putting  down  Shays' 
rebellion,  Dr.  Medad  Pomeroy  was  one  of  the  victims.  About  the  21st  of  May. 
1787,  the  rebels  "had  the  audacity  to  seize  the  persons  of  two  respectable  citizens 
of  Massachusetts,  Mr.  Joseph  Metcalf  of  Orange,  and  Dr.  Medad  Pomeroy  of 
Warwick,  whom  they  carried  to  Vermont.  Their  avowed  desjgn^was  to  hold 


rebellion,  so  called  after  one  of  the  leaders,  was  inaugurated  by  an  effort  on  the 
part  of  insurgents  to  interfere  with  the  processes  of  the  several  courts  in  the 
colony  of  Massachusetts  in  1787,  and  for  a  time  it  met  with  partial  success,  not  only 
blocking  the  wheels  of  justice,  but  some  of  the  rioters  plundered  to\yns  and  de- 
livered prisoners  from  jails.  It  was  not  long,  however,  before  the  insurrection 
was  put  down,  and  measures  taken  to  bring  to  trial  the  leaders.  While  some  of 
the  leaders  were  condemned  to  death  in  Hampshire  county,  two  or  three  were 
reprieved  at  the  foot  of  the  gallows,  and  eventually  all  were  pardoned. 

357  CAPT.  LEMUEL  POMEROY,  (Seth,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Elt- 
weed),  b.  Sept.  24,  1738,  Northampton;  m.  (1)  1765,  Louise  Pyn- 
chon,  who  d.  Oct.  6,  1775,  ae.  36;  m.  (2)  1776,  Eunice  Lyman, 
who  d.  Nov.  25,  1788,  ae.  39,  dau.  of  Dea.  Elias  Lyman  and  Anna 
Phelps;  m.  (3)  Sept.  5,  1790,  Betsey  White  Bliss,  b.  Dec.  17,  1747, 
d.  Jan.  17,  1836,  dau.  of  Capt.  Joel  White  of  Bolton,  Conn.,  and 
widow  of  Rev.  John  Bliss,  by  whom  she  had  a  number  of  chil- 
dren. Lemuel  Pomeroy  settled  in  Southampton  as  early  as  1766; 
he  joined  the  church  there  and  was  returned  to  the  State  Legis- 
lature for  forty  years.  He  exerted  great  influence  in  town  af- 
fairs, and  was,  like  his  ancestors,  a  natural  born  leader,  such  an 
one  as  every  town  needs.  He  was  a  gentleman  of  the  old  school, 
tall,  erect  and  very  graceful  in  person.  His  dress  was  in  the 
Gen.  Washington  style.  A  local  history  says  of  him:  "At  an 
early  period  in  his  life,  Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy  was  elected  to  the 
General  Court,  and  was  continued  in  the  office  without  intermis- 
sion for  nearly  forty  years,  when  he  was  the  oldest  member  in 
the  Legislature.  In  times  of  public  difficulty  he  proved  himself  a 
firm  friend  of  his  country.  He  was  respected  and  a  worthy  citi- 
zen, an  exemplary  professor  of  religion,  a  supporter  of  good  order 
in  society,  unshaken  in  his  integrity — an  honest  man."  He  d. 
Dec.  14,  1819. 
6th  gen.    Children  by  ist  wife: 

980  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  b.   1766;  d.   1822;  unm. 

981  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  b.  1768;  d.   1776. 

982  Louisa  Pomeroy,  b.  1768,  (twin  with  Lemuel);  d.  young. 

983  LovisA  Pyxchon  Pomeroy,  b.  1769.  + 

984  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  1770.  + 

985  Quartus  Pomeroy,  b.  1772;  d.  in  New  York;  unm. 

986  Margaret  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  20,  1773.  + 

Children  by  2d  unfe: 

987  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  March  30,  1777;  d.  May  23,  1777. 

988  '  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  b.   Aug.    18,   1778.   + 

989  Gamaliel  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1780.   + 

990  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  May  11,  1782;  d.  May  20,  1808;  unm. 

991  Theoehdre  Pomeroy,  b.  March   14,   1785.   + 

992  Harriett  Pomeroy,  b.  May  23,  1787.  + 

Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy  served  at  intervals  throughout  the  Revolution  in 
command  of  a  company  of  Southampton  troops.  In  July,  1777,  the  company 
marched  to  reinforce  Gen.  Gates,  with  the  regiment  commanded  by  Col.  Moseley 
of  Westfield,  to  meet  Gen.  Burgoyne's  advancing  army.  They  went  by  way  of 
Greenbush  to  Saratoga,  thence  to  Moss  Creek,  near  Fort  Edward.  As  Burgoyne 
approached  the  regiment  fell  back  to  Stillwater,  and  after  six  weeks'  service 
they  were  discharged.  After  remaining  at  home  about  one  month,  there  was 
another  alarm  and  he  enlisted  again,  joining  Col.  May's  regiment,  with  his 
Southampton  company.  Under  this  alarm  the  company  remained  and  was  pres- 
ent at  the  surrender  of  Burgoyne.  In  the  battle  of  Bemis  Heights  the  regiment 
was  stationed  on  the  left  near  the  Hudson.  When  Gen.  Burgoyne  retreated 
beyond  Schuyler's  Creek,  the  troops  followed  close.  Lemuel  Pomeroy's  com- 
pany was  among  those  that  crossed  the  creek  in  a  fog  and  suddenly  found 
themselves  under  the  British  guns.  They  crouched  beneath  the  bank,  recrossed 
the  creek  and  fell  back. 

Lemuel  Pomeroy  was  also  Captain  of  the  Southampton  company.  Gen. 
Seth  Pomeroy's  regiment,  which  marched  in  response  to  the  alarm  of  April  19, 
1775;  "also  Captain  of  the  7th  (1st  Southampton)  company,  2d  Hampshire 
county  regiment  of  Massachusetts  militia.  His  name  is  also  in  a  list  of  officers 
chosen  by  the  several  companies  in  said  regiment,  as  returned  by  said  Pomeroy 
and  others,  field  officers,  dated  Northampton.  March  22.  1776,  and  ordered  corn- 
missioned  by  the  Council  April  8.  1776."  There  are  many  other  entries  of  his 
service  during  the  war  in  "Massachusetts  Soldiers  and  Sailors  in  the  War  of 
the  Revolution." 

358  MARTHA  POMEROY,  {Seth,  Ehenezer.  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Aug.  12,  1740,  Northampton;  m.  1764,  Rev.  Bulkley  Olcott,  of 
Charlestown,  N.  H.,  b.  Oct.  28,  1733,  son  of  Timothy  Olcott  and 
Eunice  White;  he  was  graduated  from  Yale,  1758;  ordained 
pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Charlestown.  N.  H.,  May 
28,  1761,  and  d.  there  June  13,  1792;  she  d.  May  30,  1803. 

.    6th  gen.    Children: 

993  HuLDAH  Theodosia  Olcott,  m.  Gen.  Lewis  R.  Morris  of  Spring- 
field, Mass.,  b.  1797;  she  d.  soon  after  marriage  and  left  one  son; 
he  m.   (2)   Ellen  Hunt,  dau.  of  Hon.  Jonathan  Hunt. 

994  Martha  Olcott,  b. ;  m.  Jacob  Smith  of  Royalston,  Vt. 

995  Theophilus  Olcott,  b. ;  educated  at  Dartmouth,  class  of  1800; 
lawyer  in  Royalston,  Vt. ;   d.   unm. 

996  Lucretia  Olcott,  b. ;  m.  Rev.  Hurlbut;  resided  in  Royalston,  Vt. ; 
they  went  south,  where  Rev.  Mr.  Hurlbut  d. ;  she  m.  again  and 
resided  in  Cincinnati,  Ohio. 

359  MARY  POMEROY,  {Seth,  Ehenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Aug. 
6,  1742,  Northampton;  m.  May  26,  1771,  Dr.  Levi  Shepherd,  b. 
Jan.  9,  1744,  d.  Oct.  26,  1805,  son  of  James  Shepherd  and  wife 
Sarah  Hopkins;  she  d.  Jan.  13,  1762,  Northampton.  He  settled  at 
Northampton  in  1764  or  1765,  and  opened  a  store,  1769,  Shepherd 


211  Jtftit  ^pu^ratum  -  <Bthnh 

&  Hunt,  for  the  sale  of  drugs  and  medicines,  eventually  adding 
groceries  and  dry  goods  to  his  stock,  and  other  merchandise,  much 
imported  from  England,  usually  found  in  a  well-equipped  country 
store.  He  began  the  manufacture  of  rope  and  duck  in  1789,  which 
soon  became  a  valuable  article  of  commerce,  and  having  erected  a 
factory  on  the  rear  of  his  home  lot,  north  comer  of  River  and  Pleas- 
ant streets,  he  was  prepared  to  supply  the  improved  demand.  The 
government  offered  a  bounty  of  8s  per  bolt  for  duck,  and  in  the 
year  1800  he  disposed  of  large  quantities  of  this  cloth.  He  con- 
ducted this  business  until  his  death.  He  was  also  active  in  the 
Legislature  (1796-98),  all  town  enterprises,  serving  on  commit- 
tees of  inspection  and  safety,  new  constitution,  canals,  school 
houses,  etc.  President  of  first  Board  of  Directors,  Northampton 
Bank  (1^03).  His  estate  inventoried  about  $100,000;  the  wealth- 
iest man  up  to  that  time. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Northampton: 
'  997    Mary  Shepherd,  b.  April  28,  1772;  m.  :May  3,  1794,  Dr.  Aeneas 
Monson   of   New  Haven,   Conn.,  b.    Sept.    11,    1763.   New   Haven. 
Conn.,  d.  Aug.  22,  1852,  son  of  Dr.  Aeneas  and  Susan  Monson; 
gr.  Yale.  1780;  she  d.  Feb.  6,  1848.   + 

998  Sarah  Hopkins  Shepherd,  b.  June  23,  1774;  m.  June  8,  1798, 
Hon.  Jonathan  Dwight,  Jr.,  b.  Dec.  28,  1772,  Springfield,  Mass., 
d.  March  29,  1840,  son  of  Jonathan  Dwight  and  wife  Margaret 
Ashley;  she  d.  Dec.  24,  1848'.   + 

999  Levi  Shepherd,  b.  Oct.  19,  1776;  m.  Mav,  1805,  Elizabeth 
Hutchins,  b.  1788,  d.  Dec.  4,  1820;  she  d.  July'28,  1826.   + 

1000  Thomas  Shepherd,  b.  March  27,  1778;  m.  Nov.  30,  1805,  Cather- 
ine Tryon,  b.  Dec.  23, .  1782,  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  d.  Nov.  24. 
1846,  dau.  of  Judge  John  Tyron  and  wife  Eunice  Lay ;  he 
d.  Dec.  23,  1846.  Prominent  citizen  of  Northampton,  and  post- 
master, 1830-1841   and   1845-1846,   12  years.   + 

1001  Charles  Shepherd,  b.  April  11,  1780;  m.  in  1811,  Elizabeth 
Howe  of  Roxburv.  :Mass. ;  he  d.  Feb.  27,  1821.   4- 

1002  John  Shepherd,' b.  March  5,  1782;  m.  Sept.  30,  1805,  Henrietta 
Tryon,  b.  Nov.  6,  1784.  d.  July  21,  1806,  dau.  of  Judge  John 
Tryon  and  wife  Eunice  Lay ;  he'  m.  (2)  May  30,  1843,  Jeannette 
Nichols ;  he  d.  1852.  + 

^th  gen.    Children  of  Mary  and  Aeneas  Monson,  (goy): 

1003  Alfred  Shepherd  Monson,  b.  Sept.  23,  1796;  m.  Mary  Ann 
Patten,  b.  in  1804,  d.  April  28.  1887;  he  graduated  from'  Yale, 
1815,  Union  of  Pennsylvania,  M.D..  1819;  he  d.  May  22.  1870. 

1004  Charles  Monson,  b.  1799;  d.  unm. 

1005  Mary  Ann  Monson,  b.  1802;  m.  (1)  George  Y.  Cutler;  m.  (2) 
Daniel  Whitney.  She  had  three  children  by  each  marriage;  d. 

/  1006    Frederick  Monson.  1008    John  Monson. 

1007    Aeneas  Monson.  1009    William   Monson, 

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7th  gen.    Children  of  Sarah  and  Jonathan  Dwight,   (gg8): 

1010  Jonathan  Dwight.  b.  Aug.  30,  1799;  m.  1825,  Ann  Bartlett  of 
Boston;  he  d.  Dec.  28.  1856.   + 

1011  Mary  Shepherd  Dwight,  b.  Feb.  28,  1801;  m.  April  20,  1825, 
Hon.  George  Bliss,  son  of  George  Bliss  and  Hannah  Clark;  Yale, 
1812;  he  was  for  several  terms  a  member  of  the  Massachusetts 
Legislature;  also,  engaged  largely  in  railroad  enterprises;  he  d. 
April  19,  1873 ;  she  d.  April  12,  1869.   + 

1012  Sarah  Hopkins  Dwight,  b.  Jan.  22,  1803;  m.  March  1,  1827, 
Hon,  George  Bancroft,  (the  historian),  b.  Oct.  3,  1800;  Harvard, 
1817;  she  d.  June  26,   1837.   + 

1013  William  Dwight,  b.  April  5,  1805;  Har\'ard,  1825,  law;  m. 
Sept.  16,  1830,  Elizabeth  Amelia  White  of  Springfield,  Mass.   + 

1014  Thomas  Dwight,  b.  Sept.  27,  1807;  Harvard,  1827;  m.  Oct  26, 
1842,  Mary  Collins  Warren  of  Boston.   + 

1015  Lucinda  Dwight,  b.  July  7,  1809;  m.  1832,  Jonathan  Chapman, 
Jr.,  lawyer,  of  Boston.   + 

1016  Frederick  Dwight,  b.  June  22),  1815;  gr.  Harvard,  law,  1834;  m. 
-1854,  Joanna  Theresa  Durham,  b.  Aug.  31,    1833.   + 

Children  of  Levi  and  EU::aheth  Shepherd,  (999): 
4017;  Emeline  M.  Shepherd,  b.  May  14,  1807;  m.  Dr.  Stevens;  d.  Aug. 
16,  1880;  s.  p. 

1018  Stella  Shepherd,  b. ;  m.  Mark  A.   Miles.  + 

1019  Charles  Levi  (renamed  Levi)  Shepherd,  b.  1816;  m.  1839, 
Percy  Keyes  Williams,  b.  1816,  d.  1851;  he  m.  (2)  Mary  Stan- 
ton, b.  1830.  + 

Children  of  Thomas  and  Catherine  Shepherd,  (1000): 

1020  Catherinr  Shepherd,  b.  Aug.  22,  1806;  m.-  Sept.  14,  1827,  Ggden 
fEUery  Edwards;  she  d.  April  20,   1843.   + 

-1021  tThomas  Shepherd,  b.  Sept.  U,  1808 ;  d.  Aug.  23,  1809. 
1022 -Frederick  Shepherd,  b.  March  25,  1810;  d.  Sept.  26,  1810. 

1023  :  Henry  Shepherd,  b.  June  19,  1811;  m.  Feb.  14,  1838,  Elizabeth 
c^Strong;  m.  (2)  Sept.  23,  1851,  Susan  L.  B.  Munroe,  b,;  Dec.  31, 
]>i821,  d.  Jan.  11,  1897,  Northboro,  Mass.,  dau.  of  John  F.  Mun- 
-,roe,  Boston,  Mass.,  and  Susan  L.  Brigham,  Westboro ;  he!  d.  Nov. 
-20,  1900.     Res.,  Northampton.   + 

1024  "Henrietta  Tryon  Shepherd,  b.  Feb.  18,.  1813 ;d.:  May  9,11872; 


1025  Thomas  Shepherd,  b.  1817;  d.  June.  23,;  1855,  unm. ,  at  Mari- 
posa, California;  a  "Forty-Niner." 

1025.1  M.VRY  Shepherd,  b.  Oct.  11,  1818;  d.  Oct.  6,  1819. 

1026  Jane  Shepherd,  b.  Sept.  23,  1820;  d.  Sept.  24,  1820. 

1027  Mary  Shepherd,  b.  Feb.  12,  1822;  d.  Jan.  16,  1826. 
;iG28     Charles  Shepherd,  b.  April  1,   1824;  d.  July  21,  1825. 

Children  of  Charles  and  Elizabeth  Shepherd,   (looi): 
1IO29    Maria  Howe  Shepherd,  b.    Sept.   28,   1813;  m.   Emerson   Foote, 
\  of  Springfield,  Mass.;  she  d.  April  9,  1841. 

1030  Sophia  Shepherd,  b.  Dec.  3,  1815;  d.  Dec,  1896;  unm.- 

1031  Louise  Shepherd,  d.  young. 


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(Grandson   of  Mary  Pomeroy,   359.) 

1032  Sally  Shepherd,  d.  young. 

Child  of  John  and  Henrietta  Shepherd,   (1002):  % 

1033  John  Tryon  Shepherd,  b.  June  20,  1806;  m.  (1)  Dec.  25,  1839, 
Rebecca  Dunlap,  b.  Feb.  12.  1815,  dau.  of  William  and  Jane 
(Long)  Dunlap;  m.  (2)  Mary  Stebbins,  dau.  of  Salmon  and 
Susan  (Hine)  Stebbins,  b.  May  2,  1818;  m.  (3)  Elizabeth  Steb- 
bins; he  had  a  government  claim  near  Kenosha,  Wis.,  where  the 
children  ^vere  bom.   + 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Jonathan  and  Ann  Dzvight,  (loio): 

1034  Ann  Bartlett  Dwight,  b.  1826;  m.  1851,  Charles  Taintor  Baker; 
she  d.  1899. 

1035  Jonathan  Dwight,  b.  1831;  m.  1857,  Julia  Lawrence  Hasbrouck. 

Children  of  Mary  S.  and  George  Bliss,  (loiij: 

1036  Sarah  Bliss,  b.  1826;  m.  1849,  Hon.  George  Walker. 

1037  George  Bliss,  b.   1830,  m.  Catherine  Van  Rensaeller  Dwight. 

Children  of  Sarah  H.  and  George  Bancroft,  (1012): 

1038  Sarah  Dwight  Bancroft,  b.  Aug.  18,  1831;  d.  Jan.  11,  1832. 

1039  Louisa  Bancroft,  b.  Jan.  20,  1833;  d.  Aug.  9,  1850. 

1040  John  Chandler  Bancroft,  b.  April  24,  1835;  Har^-ard,  1854;  m. 
Aug.  18,  1864,  Louise  ]Maria  Denny. 

1041  George  Dwight  Bancroft,  b.  Feb.  16,  1837;  Harvard,  1856;  m. 
Louise  Tailandier,  of  France. 

Children  of  William  and  Elizabeth  A.  Dzvight,  (1013): 

1042  Brig.-Gen.  William  Dwight,  b.   1831;  m.   1856,  Anna  Robeson. 

1043  Col.  Wilder  Dwight,  b.  1833;  Civil  War;  d.  on  the  battle  held, 

1044  Daniel  Appleton  Dwight,  b.  1836;  m.  1870,  Mary  Silsby  Peale 
of  Boston. 

1045  Capt.  Howard  Dwight,  b.  1837;  d.  in  service  during  the  Civil 

1046  Thomas  Dwight,  b.  1841;  d. 

1047  Lieut.  Charles  Dwight,  b.  1842;  m.  Marianna  Humphrey  Welch. 

1048  Chapman  Dwight,  b.  1844;  gen.-supt.  of  the  Lathrop-Roosevelt 
Hospital  in  New  York  City. 

Children  of  Thomas  and  Mary  C.  Dmight,  (1014): 

1049  Dr.  Thomas  Dwight,  b.  1843. 

1050  Susan  Lyman  Dwight,  b.  1847;  d.  1850. 

1051  Mason  Warren  Dwight,  b.   1849;  d.   1850. 

1052  James  Dwight,  b.  1852. 

1053  Mary  Veronica  Dwight,  b.  1856;  unm. 

Children  of  Lucinda  and  Jonathan  Chapman,   (1015): 

1054  Jonathan  Chapman,  b.   1836;  m.  Ellen  Ir\'in. 

1055  Eliza  Chapman,  b.  1838;  m.  1866,  Jonathan  William  Post,  of 
Brookline,   Mass. 

1056  Susan   Chapman,  m.   Frederick  Dexter. 

1057  Mary  Chapman. 

1058  Florence  Chapman,  m.  Henry  R.  Dalton. 

Children  of  Frederick  and  Joanna  T.  Dwight,  (1016): 

1059  Alfred  Dwicnx,  b.  1855. 

1060  Edwin  Dwight,  b.   1857. 

1061  Frederick  Pomeroy  Dwight,  b.   1859. 

1062  Edgar  J.  Dwight,  b.  1862. 

1063  Sarah  Cecelia  Dwight,  b.  1865 ;  unm. 

1064  Eugene  Dwight,  b.  1868. 

1065  ToHN  Dwight,  b.  1870. 

1066  Sophia  Dwight,  b.  1872. 

1067  Walter  Dwight,  b.  1872,  (twin). 

J  Children  of  Stella  and  Mark  A.  Miles,  (1018): 

1068  Mary  Miles,  m.  Sylvester  Potter  of  Oregon,  111. 

1069  Augusta  Miles,  adopted  by  Mr.  Loring  of  Boston;  m.  Thomas 
B.  King;  d.   1870. 

Children  of  Charles  L.  and  Percy  K.  Shepherd,  (ist  ivife),  (loip): 

1070  Frank  Pomeroy  Shepherd,  b.  1841 ;  m.  1871,  Lydia  Catherine 
Starr.  ~ 

1071  Stella  E.  Shepherd,  b.  1843;  m.  Charles  Clayton  Monson. 

1072  Emeline  Augusta  Shepherd,  b.  1844;  d.  1859. 

1073  Ernest  Miles  Shepherd,  b.   1848;  m.    1882,   Zilpah  E.  Perkins; 
d.  1892. 

1074  Charles  Percy  Shepherd,  b.  1851 ;  (adopted  by  Mrs.  Virgil 
Bogue  and  renamed  Charles  Percy  Bogue)  ;  m.  Clara  Gulick,  of 
Elgin,  111. 

Children  by  2d  wife,  (loip): 

1075  Florence  Shepherd,  b.  1855;  m.  1881,  Francis  Little,  of  Winona, 

1076  Nellie  Shepherd,  b.  1857;  m.  Charles  Harris  of  Bandera,  Texas. 

1077  Mabel  Shepherd,  b.  1861 ;  d.  young. 

1078  Fanny  Shepherd,  b.  1864;  d.  young. 
Children  of  Catherine  and  Ogden  E.  Edivards,  (1020): 

1079  Ogden  E.  Edwards,  b.  1829;  m.  (1)  Helen  M.  Edwards,  who  d. 
1884;  m.   (2)    1888,  Mary  Goodloe. 

1080  Fanny  Edwards,  b.  1830;  m.  Warren  Rogers. 

1081  Mary  Edwards;  d,  young. 

1082  Catherine  Edwards;  d.  young. 

1083  Thomas  Edwards;  d.  young. 

1084  Robert  Sedgwick  Edwards,  b.  1838;  killed  in  battle  during  the 

1085  Anna  Louise  Edwards,  b.  1840;  unm. 
Children  of  Henry  and  Elisabeth  Shepherd,  (ist  wife),  1023: 

1086  Mary  E.  Shepherd,  b.  Nov.  26,  1839;  m.  in  Nov.,  1868,  James 
Cowgill;  d.  April  3,  1875. 

1087  Helen  Shepherd,  b.  Feb.  1,  1842;  m.  W.  Sanford  Crane,  Sept., 
1868;  d.  Nov.  20,  1880. 

1088  Catherine  Tryon  Shepherd,  b.  May  12.  1844;  m.  June  13,  1867, 
Albert  Edward  Smith,  b.  Feb.  26,  1845,  North  Amherst,  Mass., 
son  of  Charles  and.Angeline  Smith.     Res.,  Springfield,  Mass.   + 

215  3^tftli  (gFtt^ratuin  -  i^thnh 

Child  of  Henry  and  Susan  L.  B.  Shepherd,  (2d  zvife),  (1023): 

1089  Thomas  Munroe  Shepherd,  b.  Sept.  18,  1856;  unm.  Banker. 
Res.,  Northampton.  Donor  of  the  Henry  Shepherd  Surgery  Hos- 
pital, Northampton,  1901.  Designer  city  seal,  Northampton.  Re- 
ceiver U.  S.  Court  for  Taber-Prang  Art  Co.,  Springfield.  Re- 
tired 1907. 

Children  of  John  T.  and  Rebecca  Shepherd,  (1033): 

1090  Jeanette  Gallagher  Shepherd,  b.  Aug.  28,  1840 ;  m.  1860,  Isaiah 
L.  Hauser.  + 

1091  William  Tryon  Shepherd,  b.  Feb.  14,  1842;  m.  1866,  Mary 

1092  Frederick  Henry  Shepherd,  b.  Oct.  10,  1845;  m.  Flora  Green. 

1093  John  Herbert  Shepherd,  b.  June  20,  1852  ;^m.  Katie 

1094  Charles  AIonson  Shepherd,  b.  March  6,  1854;  m. 

pth  gen.    Children  of  Catherine  and  Albert  E.  Smith,  (1088): 

1095  Henry  Shepherd  Smith,  b.  May  6,  1875;  m.  Sept.  27,  1898, 
Grace  M.  Schenck,  dau.  of  Marcus  P.  Schenck  and  Louise  Jones. 

1096  Albert  Maynard  Smith,  b.  March  18,  1876;  d.  July  14,  1876. 

1097  Philip  Wright  Smith,  b.  Jan.  31,  1881 ;  d.  Aug.  19,  1882,  Sprmg- 
field,  Mass. 

Of  the  Children  of  Jeanette  G.  and  Isaiah  L.  Hauser,  (logo): 

1090.1  Miriam  Pomeroy  Hauser,  b.  Nov.  2,  1875,  Milwaukee,  Wis. ;  m. 
July  16,  1901,  Carl  A.  Rosser,  b.  Oct.  2,  1875,  Arcanum,  Ohio, 
son  of  WilTtam  F.  Rosser  and  wife  Sarah  Olwine.  Mrs.  Miriam 
Pomeroy  Rosser  passed  her  girlhood  in  India  with  her  parents, 
who  were  missionaries,  from  1886  to  1893.     Res.,  Arcanum,  Ohio. 

loth  gen.    Children  of  Miriam  P.  and   Carl  A.  Rosser,   b.   at 
Arcanum,   (lopo.i): 

1090.2  Bernard  Pomeroy  Rosser,  b.  Aug.  15,  1902. 

1090.3  Rollin  La  Barr  Rosser,  b.  May  27,  1904. 

1090.4  Harold  Armond  Rosser,  b.  Nov.   10,  1905. 

1090.5  William  Frederic  Rosser,  b.  Aug.  30,  1907. 

360  SARAH  POMEROY  (Seth,  Ebeneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  June 
17,  1744,  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  Dec.  26,  1770,  Abraham  Bur- 
bank,  b.  March  7,  1739,  son  of  Abraham  Burbank  of  Suffield, 
Conn.,  and  wife  Mehitable  Dwight;  Yale,  1759;  prominent  lawyer 
in  West  Springfield,  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Legislature  six- 
teen years;  d.  Sept.  8,  1809;  she  d.  Dec.  25,  1808.  Res.,  West 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1098  Roland  Burbank,  b.  June  15,  1772;  m.  (1)  Nov.  17,  1802,  Sophia 
Coit,  b.  Oct.,  1776,  dau.  of  John  Coit  and  Mehitable  Tyler  of 
Griswold,  Conn.;  he  m.  (2)  Feb.  16,  1815,  Henrietta  Palmer  of 
West  Springfield,  Mass.;  he  d.  Sept.  20,  1845.   + 

1099  James  Burbank,  b.  March  7,  1775 ;  lost  at  sea  about  1796. 

1100  Arthur  Burbank,  b.  Oct.  19,  1776;  d.  Jan.  11,  1777. 

1101  Sarah  Burbank,  b.  Feb.  5,  1778;  m.  Nov.  7,  1798,  Capt.  Daniel 
Moore,  b.  1769,  of  New  London,  Conn.,  d.  May,  1819;  she  d. 
Dec.  25,  1868,  Res.,  Hartford,  Conn.,  where  their  children  were 
bom.   -f 

1102  Mary  Pomeroy  Burbank,  b.  Oct.  30,  1779;  m.  Oct.  14,  1798, 
Ransom  Shelton  of  Plymouth,  Conn.;  she  d.  July  14,  1851.   + 

1103  Arthur  Burbank,  b.  Jan.  9,  1782;  m.  Nov.  27,  1810,  Sarah  Bates, 
dau,  of  Eleazer  Bates ;  she  d.  Dec.  20,  1870,  at  Pittsfield,  Mass. ; 
he  was  a  tanner;  d.  May  28,  1839.     Res.,  West  Springfield.   + 

1104  Theoda  Hunt  Burbank,  b.  June  28,  1783;  m.  Isaac  Seeley,  a 
lawyer  of  Cherry  Valley,  N.  Y.;  she  d.  July  28,  1828;  s.  p. 

1105  Susanna  Burbank,  b.  July  27,  1785;  m.  Isaiah  Doolittle  of  Ply- 
mouth, Conn.;  she  d.  March  21,   1841.   + 

7th  gen.     Children  of  Roland  and  Sophia  Burbank,   (ist  wife), 

1106  Abraham  Burbank,  b.  May  4,  1804;  d.  young. 

1107  Abiah  Bellamy  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  22,  1805;  m.  Nov.,  1826,  Den- 
ison  Baldwin  Tucker,  b.  Oct.  28,  1801,  d.  Feb.  18,  1858,  dau.  of 
Stephen  Tucker  and  wife  Eunice  Baldwin;  he  d.  Feb.  18,  1858.   + 

1108  Sarah  Pomeroy  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  22,  1807;  d.  1830. 

1109  James  Coit  Burbank,  b.  July  19,  1810;  d.  1813. 

1110  Rebecca  Coit  Burbank,  b.  Oct.  21,  1812;  unm. 

Children  of  Roland  and  Henrietta  Burbank   (2d  wife),   (iop8): 
nil     Sophia  Burbank,  b.  March  22,  1816;  m.  April  15,  1840,  Elmer  W. 
Smith,  b  March  27,   1816,  d.  Aug.  2,  1853,  son  of  Amasa  Smith 
and  wife  Hannah  White;  she  d.  Sept.  19,  1884.   + 

1112  Mary  Burbank,  b.  April  24,  1817;  d.  Feb.  27,  1824. 

1113  Lucy  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  3,  1818;  d.  Nov.  9,  1819. 

1114  George  Burbank,  b.  April  20,  1821;  d.  Sept.  20,  1890. 

1115  Anne  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  13,  1821;  m.  Sept.  23,  1841,  Erastus 
Bebee  Abbe,  b.  Oct.  15,  1815,  at  Enfield,  Conn.,  d.  Aug.  27,  1879, 
son  of  Erastus  Abbe  and  wife  Sally  Bebee;  she  d.  Feb.  19,  1911.   + 

1116  Martha  Burbank,  b.  Sept.  29,  1823;  d.  Aug.  20,  1872. 

1117  Isaiah  Doolittle  Burbank,  b.  Dec.   14,  1825;  d.  June   16,   1826. 

1118  Charles  Burbank,  b.  Aug.  13,  1827;  d.  Sept.  27,  1827. 

1119  Sarah  Pomeroy  Burbank,  b.  Aug.  8,  1831;  d.  Feb.  6,  1837. 

Children  of  Sarah  and  Daniel  Moore,  (iioi): 

1120  James  Burbank  Moore,  b.  Nov.  15,  1799;  d.  Feb.  7,  1824. 

1121  Sarah  Moore,  b.  Aug.  17,  1801;  m.  Henry  Schmuck;  she  d.  Sept. 
10,    1870.  + 

1122  Martha  Williams  Moore,  b.  Sept.  13,  1803;  m.  in  1824,  Daniel 
Wadsworth,  b.  1797,  at  Farmington,  Conn.,  d.  1851,  at  Chicago, 
111.;  she  d.  at  Chicago,  1857.   + 

1123  Mary  Pomeroy  Moore,  b.  July  5,  1805;  d.  Nov.  16,  1835. 

1124  Elizabeth  Grant  Moore,  b.  July  25.  1807;  d.  Aug.  28,  1859. 

1125  Lucretia  Moore,  b.  Sept.  7,  1809;  d.  Sept.  12,  1816. 

1126  Susanna  Moore,  b.  May  13,  1812;  d.  Dec.  8,  1815. 

1127  Daniel  Moore,  b.  Nov.  15,  1814;  d.  Dec.  27,  1815. 

1128  Daniel  Moore,  b.  Jan.  16,  1817;  d.  Nov.  21,  1847. 

Children  of  Mary  and  Ransom  Shelton,  (1102): 

1129  Frances  Burbank  Shelton,  b.  ISOl ;  m.  Edward  A.  Nicol.  + 

1130  Mary  Ann  Shelton,  b.  about  1803;  d.  unm. 

Children  of  Arthur  and  Sarah  Burbank,  (iioj): 

1131  Sarah  Burbank,  b.  Sept.  25,  1811;  d.  July  11,  1844,  at  Pitts- 
field,  Mass. 

1132  Abraham  Burbank,  b.  June  10,  1813;  m.  April  13,  1834,  Julia 
M.  Brown ;  he  d.  Nov.  23,  1887.   + 

1133  Hannah  M.  Burbank,  b.  July  10,  1814;  m.  (1)  Dec.  31,  1838, 
Henry  M.  Morse,  who  d.  at  Chicago,  1854;  m.  (2)  Dec.  18,  1856, 
Hiram  Hurd. 

1134  James  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  28,  1817;  m.  Dec.  28,  1844,  Frances  H 
Alsbury,  who  d.  July  5,  1882;  he  d.  Feb.,  1861.   + 

1135  Susanna  D.  Burbank,  b.  July  9,  1821;  m.  May  15,  1839,  Sylves- 
ter C.  Wright,  d.  Dec.  16,  1880;  she  d.  May  13,  1888,  Fitchburg, 
Mass.   + 

1136  Theoda  Hunt  Burbank,  b.  Aug.  18,  1825;  d.  May  6,  1877. 

1137  Mary  Pomeroy  Burbank,  b.  May  30,  1828;  m.  August  M.  GHnes 
of  West  Derby,  Vt.   + 

Child  of  Susanna  and  Isaiah  Doolittle,  (1105): 

1138  Abraham  Doolittle,  b.  1809;  m.  (1)  1833,  Juliette  Bir^e,  b. 
1812,  d.  1840;  he  m.  (2)  1841,  Catherine'Hooker,  b.  1814,  d. 
1895.  + 

8th  gen.  Children  of  Abiah  B.  and  Dennison  B.  Burbank,  (1107): 

1139  James  Coit  Burbank,  b.  Feb.  29,  1828;  m.  18J3,  Ellen  M.  Wall- 

1140  Anna  Louise  Burbank,  b.  Jan.  15,  1832;  m.  in  1855,  Henry  R. 

1141  Frank  D.  Burbank,  b.  July  3,  1848;  m.  April  14,  1877,  Harriett 
Amelia  Malona. 

Children  of  Sophia  and  Elmer   W.  Smith,   (mi): 

1142  Henrietta  Smith,  b.   1841;  m.  Henry  M.  Schenck. 

1143  Anna  Louise  Smith,  b.  1844;  d.  1853. 

1144  Charles  Elmer  Smith,  b.  1849;  m.  Nettie  Clement  of  Water- 
bury,  Conn. 

Children  of  Anne  and  Erastus  B.  Abbe,  (11 15): 

1145  Frances  Jane  Abbe,  b.  1843;  d.  1872. 

1146  Mary    Pomeroy    Abbe,    b.    Dec.    31,    1851,    at    West    Springfield, 
Mass.;  m.  March  2,  1881,  Walter  Anson  Smith,  b.  Jan.  25,  1856, 
at    Ashfield,    Mass.,    son    of    Arnold    Smith    and    wife    Melinda- 

1147  Martha  Abbe,  b.  Dec.  31,  1851  (twin  with  Mary)  ;  unm. 

Children  of  Sarah  M.  and  Henry  Schmiick,  (1121): 

1148  Kate  Schmuck,  b ;  m.  Frederick  J.  Sizer  of  New  Haven, 

Conn.;  he  d.  there  July  28,  1910,  ae.  80  years. 

1149  Henry  Schmuck;  m.  (1)  Theresa  Purrington;  m.  (2)  Henrietta 

Children  of  Martha   W.  and  Daniel  IVadsworth,   (1122): 

1150  LucRETiA  Moore  \V.\ds\vorth,  b.  1825;  d.  1853;  unm. 

1151  James  W'adsworth,  b.  July  24,  1828,  at  New  Hartford,  Conn.; 
m.  Dec.  16,  1856,  Emily  Wadsworth  Whittlesey,  b.  Oct.  4,  1830, 
at  Farmington,  Conn.,  d.  Dec.  31,  1900,  at  Chicago,  111.,  dau.  of 
Harvey  Whittlesey;  he  d.  Dec.  26,  1900,  at  Chicago.  Res.,  Chi- 
cago, 111.   + 

1152  Strong  Wadsworth,  b.  at  Mexico,  N.  Y. ;  m.  Maria  C.  Phelps, 
dau.  of  Erastus  Phelps  of  Farmington,  Conn.,  and  wife  Mary 
Louisa  Bodwell. 

Children  of  Frances  B.  and  Edward  A.  Nicol,  (ii2p): 

1153  Edward  Nicol,  d.  in  infancy, 

1154  Mary  Nicol,  d.  in  infancy. 

1155  Sarah  A.  Nicol,  b.  1823;  m.  William  Nicol. 

1156  Augustus  Nicol,  b ;  m.  Esther  Cooley  of  Ohio. 

1157  Edward  Nicol;  unm.;  lost  at  sea. 

1158  Fannie  A.  W.  Nicol;  unm. 

1159  John  Nicol,  b ;  m.  Sarah  Green  of  Binghamton. 

1160  Robert  C.  Nicol,  d.  infant. 

Children  of  Abraham  and  Julia  M.  Burhank,  (1132): 

1161  Charles  Henry  Blubank,  b.  Aug.  18,  1835;  d.  Oct.  3,  1843. 

1162  George  Wesley  Burbank,  b.  Nov.  8,  1837;  m.  June  8,  1859, 
Samantha  L.  Steams. 

1163  James  Arthur  Burbank,  b.  Sept.  12,  1839;  m.  March  4,  1863, 
Mary  Sperry. 

1164  Mary  Elizabeth  Burbank,  b.  Sept.  15,  1841;  m.  Dec.  12,  1865, 
H.  a.  Smith;  she  d.  Jan.  22,   1886. 

1165  Charles  Henry  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  29,  1843;  m.  Jennie  H.  Brooks. 

1166  William  Pomeroy  Burbank,  b.  April  4,  1846;  m.  1867,  Harriet 

1167  Edward  Alonzo  Burbank,  b.  April  29,  1848;  d.  Jan.  20,  1849. 

1168  Sarah  Jane  Burbank,  b.  Jan.  4,  1850;  m.  March  21,  1887,  W. 
W.  Lamb;  d.  Dec.  15,  1871. 

1169  Roland  Eleazer  Burbank,  b.  June  1,  1852;  m.  Nov.  1,  1876, 
Mary   Chamberlain. 

1170  Herrick  Alonzo  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  19,  1854;  m.  Nov.  1,  1879, 
Rose  Seibel. 

Childreyi  of  James  and  Frances  H.  Burbank,  (11^4): 

1171  Frances  Henrietta  Bltibank,  b.  Oct.  6,  1845;  m.  Nov.  14,  1866, 
Zebulon  M.  Pike. 

1172  Hanson  Alsbury  Burbank,  b.  Jan.  26,  1847;  m.  Oct.  13,  1878, 
Mary  E.  Sparrow. 

1173  Cora  Raymond  Burbank,  b.  Dec.  18,  1848;  m.  Jan.  10,  1869, 
Capt.  Edwin  Lilly. 

1174  Arthur  Burbank,  b.  Nov.  13,  1850. 

1175  James  Burbank,  b.  Feb.  2,  1851;  d.  Nov.  7,  1854. 

1176  Stella  Virginia  Burbank,  b.  March  5,  1855. 

1177  Edward  Plummer  Burbank,  b.  Aug.  10,  1856.  ; 

219  3^iftl|  (StmtiXtwn  -  HHthnh 

1178  Charles  Cushman  Burbank,  b.  July  26,  1858;  m.  March  27, 
1881,  Celeste  Lacy. 

Children  of  Susanna  D.  and  Sylvester  C.  Wright,   (1135): 

1179  Ellen  Josephine  Wright,  b.  June  17,  1840,  Enfield,  Conn.;  d. 
July  26,  1866,  Fitchburg,  Mass. 

1180  Mary  Ann  Wright,  b.  Nov.  24,  1844,  Phillipston,  Mass.;  m. 
Sept.  13,  1864,  James  L.  Chapman,  b.  July  13,  1842,  Pittsfield, 
Mass.     Res.,  Brookline,  Mass.   + 

Child  of  Mary  and  August  dines,  (1138): 

1181  August  Glines,  m.  Ella  J.  Stetson. 

Children  of  Abraham  and  Juliette  Doolittle  (first  ivife),  (1138): 

1182  Sarah  Pomeroy  Doolittle,  b.   1835;  d.    1861. 

1183  John  Birge  Doolittle,  b.  1836;  m.  Cornelia  Parmelee. 

Children  of  Abraham  and  (2d  -anfe)  Catherine  Doolittle,  (1138): 

1184  Catherine  Hooker  Doolittle,  b.  1843;  m.  1866,  B.  Frank- 

1185  James  Roland  Doolittle,  b.  1849;  m.  in  1875,  Emma  Irwin. 

1186  Mary  Anne  Pomeroy  Doolittle,  b.   1852;  unm. 

Qth  gen.    Children  of  James  and  Emily  IV.  Wadsworth,  (1151): 

1187  Robert  Strong  Wadsworth,  b.  Nov.  17,  1857;  d.  July  17,  1864. 

1188  Grace  Lucretia  W^adsworth,  b.  1859;  d.  1861. 

1189  Son,  b.  and  d.  1861. 

1190  James  Robert  Wadsworth,  b.  Nov.  26,  1863;  unm.  Tax  mat- 
ters.    Res.,  Chicago,   111. 

1191  Ellen  Ruth  Wadsworth,  b.  1865;  d.  1866. 

1192  Alice  Emily  Wadsworth,  b.  Sept.  7,  1870;  graduate,  University 
of  Michigan,  Ann  Arbor ;  high  school  teacher  at  Evanston,  111. ; 

Children  of  Strong  and  Maria  C.  Wadsworth,  (1152): 

1193  Amy  Bird  Wadsworth,  b.  1866;  unm.     Res.,  Yonkers,  N.  Y. 

1194  Richard  Charles  Wells  Wadsworth,  b.  1870;  m.  Alice  G.  Bene- 
dict, dau.  of  James  B.  Benedict  and  wife  Sarah  Huntington  Bab- 
cock;  d.  s.  p.  Aug.  2,  1905. 

Children   of  Mary   A.    and  James   L.    Chapman,    b.    Fitchburg, 
Mass.,  (1180): 

1195  Walter  Butler  Chapman,  b.  April  13,  1866;  d.  April  26,  1867, 

1196  Josephine  Wright  Chapman,  b.  Aug.  20,  1867. 

1197  George  Daniel  Chapman,  b.  Aug,  29,  1870;  m.  June  1,  1893, 
Helen  Spencer  of  Fitchburg,  Mass.;  s.  p.;  he  d.  May  31,  1900, 
Fitchburg,    Mass, 

1198  Louis  Raymond  Chapman,  b.  Aug.  21,  1875. 

362  ASAHEL  POMEROY,  {Seth,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Dec.  1,  1749,  Northampton;  m.  (1)  Nov.  1,  1776,  Miriam  Clapp, 
b.  1752,  d.  July  19,  1793 ;  he  m.  (2)  March  12,  1794,  Mrs.  Han- 
nah Whitney,  b.  1754,  d.  Sept.  18,  1812;  he  m.  (3)  Feb.  5,  1813, 
Susanna  Kent  Reed   (widow),  b.  1757,  d.  June  26,  1826;  he  was 

a  prominent   and   enterprising  citizen,   active   in   town   affairs;   he 
d.  March  23,  1833. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1199  Polly  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  21,  1778;  d.  July,  1860,  unm. 

1200  Miriam  Pomeroy,  bp.  July  16,  1780;  d.   1864. 

1201  Judith  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  9,  1783;  d.  Jan.  20,  1804. 

1202  Lucretia  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  29,  1786;  d.  Sept.  22,  1847;  unm. 

1203  Hannah  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  8,  1795.   + 

Asahel  Pomeroy  began  keeping  public  house  or  inn  in  1777,  in 
the  house  of  his  father,  which  stood  on  the  site  of  the  present  Mansion 
House,  and  continued  in  the  hotel  business  thirty  years.  He  was  suc- 
ceeded in  1807  by  Col.  Chapman,  and  he  in  1821,  by  Hon.  Oliver  War- 
ner. In  1799,  Asahel  Pomeroy  purchased  from  Seth  Wright,  the  old 
Wright  homestead,  which  had  been  in  that  family  144  years,  and  is 
designated  as  No.  1,  in  Clark's  "Antiquities,"  the  Pomeroy  homestead 
being  No.  5.  His  tavern  was  the  headquarters  for  travelers  and  public 
business;  also,  as  a  resort  for  pleasure  parties,  and  few  men  were  more 
widely  known. 

Mr.  Pomeroy  was  Selectman  for  twelve  years,  chairman  of  the 
school  committee,  and  served  four  years  as  Representative  in  the  Gen- 
eral Court.  The  Selectmen  of  the  town  in  those  days  were  in  fact 
SELECTMEN ;  they  were  taken  from  the  foremost  men  of  the  town. 
After  he  sold  his  tavern  in  1807,  and  until  his  death,  he  kept  a  private 
boarding-house  in  the  house  on  Main  street,  near  the  railroad  crossing. 

Mr.  Edward  Warner,  who  remembered  Mr.  Asahel  Pomeroy,  in  his 
later  years,  gives  the  following  description  of  his  personal  appearance: 

"There  are  but  few  persons  living  who  can  remember  the  personal  appear- 
ance of  this,  one  of  the  most  noted  citizens  of  a  past  generation.  He  was  one 
who  in  any  period  would  have  attracted  the  attention  of  observers  of  men. 
Belonging  to  a  family  noted  for  public  services,  of  commanding  personal  ap- 
pearance, and  a  complete  type  of  the  men  to  whom  the  community  looked  as  an 
exemplar  of  what  a  prominent  citizen  should  be,  it  is  not  wonderful  that  he 
should  have  impressed  his  memory  upon  his  younger  contemporaries.  He  is 
remembered  by  the  writer  as  a  tall,  erect,  and  dignified  man,  wearing  a  blue 
coat  of  the  old  continental  style,  with  wide  lapels  and  long  wide  skirts,  a  long 
buflf  waistcoat,  small  clothes  and  fall-top  boots,  ornamented  with  tassels,  as  a 
dress  and  Sunday  suit.  His  hair  was  dressed  in  the  old  style,  powdered  and 
queued.  On  week  days  he  usually  wore  shoes  with  large  silver  buckles.  But 
it  was  in  the  old  church,  on  Sundays,  that  his  prominent  figure  was  observable, 
as  he  alone  rose  in  his  pew  at  the  signal  for  singing,  and  turned  his  face  to  the 
choir,  the  hymn  book  in  his  trembling  hands,  shaking  with  the  palsy  with  which 
he  was  afflicted.  His  whole  appearance  made  a  marked  impression  on  all  who 
for  the  first  time  looked  upon  him,  which  was  never  wholly  effaced  from  mem- 
ory. Almost  to  the  day  of  his  death  he  might  be  seen  on  his  daily  visits  to  the 
center,  still  maintaining  his  erect  carriage  and  a  good  share  of  his  natural  vigor 
and  general  majestic  appearance.  He  always  reminded  one  of  the  portraits  of 
revolutionary  characters  (and  indeed  he  was  adjutant  in  a  regiment  of  Minute- 
men  who  responded  to  the  frequent  alarms  in  1777),  which  now  adorn  our  mag- 
azines and  picture  galleries.  It  is  something  worth  relating  to  have  seen  one 
of  these  historical  men,  of  whom  Northampton  can  claim  a  generous  share." 

By  his  will,  in  addition  to  other  bequests,  he  gave  to  his  nephew,  John 
Pomeroy,  father  of  John  Pomeroy  of  Brecksville,  Ohio,  a  gun  made  by  his  father, 
Gen.  Seth  Pomeroy,  and  to  his  son-in-law,  David  S.  Whitney,  he  gave  $100  to 
be  placed  on  interest  for  the  benefit  of  church  music  in  the  old  church. 





















Photograph    from    a    portrait    painted    in    1799    by    Ralph    Earle,    an 
English  portrait  artist  of  note,  who  came  to  this  country  in  that  year. 

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363  PLINY  POAIEROY,  (Daniel,  Ebcnecer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
May  19,  1734,  Northampton,  only  child  of  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy 
and  his  first  wife,  Mary  Clapp;  he  m.  Nov.  24,  1757,  Sarah  Allen, 
b.  May  11,  1740,  dau.  of  Joseph  and  Betty  Allen,  in  whose 
honor  the  "Betty  Allen  Chapter,"  D.  A.  R.,  of  Northampton,  was 
named.  She  was  mother  of  a  large  family,  among  the  children 
being  six  sons,  who  serv-ed  in  the  Revolution  army.  Pliny  was 
a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  having  six  enlistments  to  his  credit, 
from  May  27,  1775,  to  the  last  call  in  1782,  his  last  service  being 
with  Major  Allen,  although  the  date  is  not  given.  He  was  en- 
gaged in  the  cooperage  business,  and  after  living  for  a  time  in 
Westhampton  he  removed  to  Westfield,  where  he  had  purchased 
property  in  the  meantime,  and  where  he  d.  Nov.  12,  1804;  his 
widow  d.  in  1823. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1204  Pliny  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.   17,   1758.  + 

1205  Gaius  Pomeroy,  b.  July  11,  1760.   + 

1206  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  16,  1762;  d.  May  31,  1763. 

1207  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  April  16,  1764.  + 

1208  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  31,  1766;  d.  1767. 

1209  Julius  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1769;  he  was  slain  in  the  battle  with 
French  and  Indians  in  Ohio  at  the  time  of  Gen.  St.  Clair's  de- 
feat, Nov.  4,  1791. 

1210  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  3,  1773 :  m.  Oct.  28,  1792,  Stephen  Ash- 
ley; she  d.   1802. 

1211  Nancy  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  11,  1776;  m.  Dec.  8,  1795,  James  Hig- 

1212  Spencer  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1781;  settled  in  Manlius,  N.  Y. 

1213  Charlotte  Pomeroy,  b.   1783.   + 

1214  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  b.  July  3,  1785,  Northampton. 

Pliny  Pomeroy's  first  enlistment  was  as  private  in  Jonathan  Allen's  com- 
pany, April  27,  1775;  he  enlisted  in  Capt.  Jonathan  Wale's  company,  Dec.  20. 
1776;  also,  Capt.  Oliver  Lyman's  company,  April  8,  1779;  also,  in  Capt.  Whip- 
ple's company,  July  17,  1780.  He  and  others  of  Northampton  left  camp  Jan.  1, 
1780,  under  the  impression  that  their  time  was  up,  and  on  Oct.  17,  1780,  they 
were  reported  as  deserters  by  their  captain.  Later  they  returned  to  the  army, 
a  resolve  having  been  passed  on  June  15,  1780,  remitting  the  penalties  for  unin- 
tentional desertion  if  the  soldiers  returned  to  duty.  They  again  left  the  service 
without  permission,  but  the  charge  of  desertion  was  an  unjust  one,  and  arose 
from  a  misconstruction  (or  malice)  on  the  part  of  their  officers  as  to  the  addi- 
tional time  they  -were,  required  to  serve;  their  wages  were  allowed  and  made  up 
for  the  three  years  of  service  by  authority  of  Resolve  of  April  20,  1781.  He 
enlisted  again  on  May  6,  1782,  in  Capt.  Ebenezer  Strong's  company,  and  again 
with  Major  Allen,  for  which  there  is  no  date. 

364  MAJOR  DANIEL  POMEROY,  (Daniel,  Ebene::er,  Medad,  Elt- 
weed), h.  Northampton,  Nov.  3,  1737;  m.  (1)  Sybil  Kent  of 
Suffield,  Conn.,  b.  1741,  d.  Oct.  12,  1788;  m.  (2)  Jan.  31,  1789, 
at  Westfield,  Mary  (Clapp)  Emerson,  dau.  of  Ezra  Clapp,  of 
Westfield,  Mass.,  (widow  of  Elihu  Emerson)  ;  he  inherited  from 
his  father,  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy,  (slain  in  the  battle  of  Lake 
George),    the    "Red    Tavern"    in    Northampton,    originally    Hon. 

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Ebenezer  Pomeroy's  dwelling  and  farm-house.  After  Major  Pome- 
roy's  decease  his  widow  continued  the  business,  and  maintained 
the  celebrity  of  the  tavern.  The  site  of  the  Red  Tavern  is  now 
occupied  by  a  Catholic  church.  He  d.  May  3,  1808,  Northampton. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1215  Sophia  Pomeroy,  bp.  May  12,  1765.   +     , 

1216  Ralph  Moseley  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  22,  1767.   + 

1217  Ruth  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.  12,  1769;  m.  Sept.  12,  1793,  Eli  Bush, 
of  Pittsfield. 

1218  Daniel  Pomeroy,  bp.  Oct.  13,  1771.  + 

1219  Sibyl  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  2,  1774;  m.  Oliver  Pomeroy  (816)  son 
of  Heman  and  Esther  (Lyman)  Pomeroy;  she  d.  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

1220  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  1783;  d.  Dec.  4,  1792. 

Daniel  Pomeroy  was  a  mill  owner  and  at  times  controlled  valuable  mill 
privileges.  In  1742,  and  for  a  number  of  years,  there  was  a  bitter  controversy 
concerning  mill  privileges,  and  the  owner  of  the  upper  mill  brought  suit  against 
the  town  of  Northampton,  and  by  mutual  consent  the  question  about  the  height 
of  the  dam  was  referred  to  arbitrators  in  1786.  Five  years  elapsed  before  the 
question  was_again  opened,  and  then  the  tow^n  complained  that  the  mill  was  not 
kept  in  proper  condition.  In  the  meantime  a  change  of  proprietors  had  taken 
place,  and  in  1791,  Capt.  Daniel  Pomeroy  and  Moses  and  Enos  Kingsley  built 
an  entirely  new  dam,  put  in  a  new  water-wheel,  and  new  grinding  and  bolting 
machinery.  When  the  new  dam  was  completed,  the  selectmen  and  proprietors 
of  the  mill  placed  an  iron  bar  in  the  rock,  thirty-six  feet  above  it,  by  which  to 
mark  the  height  of  the  dam.  This  ended  the  controversy. — Trumbull's  History 
■of  Northampton. 

In  1778-9  difficulty  was  met  by  the  county  of  Hampshire  in  raising  the  quota 
required  for  service  in  the  war,  and  Capt.  Daniel  Pomeroy  became  active  and 
successful  in  filling  the  ranks,  and  in  June,  1778,  a  requisition  for  199  men  was 
filled.  One  company  under  Capt.  Daniel  Pomeroy,  from  Northampton  and 
vicinity,  went  to  Albany  for  service.  Their  names  are  not  mentioned,  but  they 
joined  the  division  under  Gen.  Stark.  In  May  the  selectmen  paid  the  town 
treasurer  £153,  part  of  the  bounty  money  raised  under  the  tax  of  £1300.  Of 
this  sum  £90  was  paid  to  Daniel  Pomeroy.  In  1780  the  last  call  for  three- 
years'  men  to  serve  in  the  Revolution  was  not  promptly  raised,  the  quota  for 
Northampton  being  nine,  and  the  General  Court  ordered  the  delinquent  classes 
to  be  assessed  £518  125  8d,  the  average  cost  of  raising  a  man.  Major  Daniel 
Pomeroy  was  chairman  of  class  No.  5,  his  territory  embracing  part  of  Main  and 
Elm  streets. 

365  ABIGAIL  POMEROY,  (Daniel,  Ebenezer,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  19,  1739,  at  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  Dec.  22,  1763,  Enos 
Kingsley,  b.  1740,  at  Southampton,  Mass.,  d.  1821,  at  Northamp- 
ton; she  d.  there  1821. 

6th  gen.    Children,  h.  at  Northampton: 

1221  Lucretia  Kingsley,  b.  1764;  m.  in  1789,  Levi  Lyman,  b.  Jan. 
30,  1763,  son  of  William  and  Jemima  Lyman.  Cashier  of  the 
Hampshire  County  Bank;  chairman  of  the  Northampton  Board 
of  Selectmen;  chairman  of  the  County  Commissioners;  Registrar 
of   Deeds,    1796   to    1811    and    from    1821    to   his    death.  + 

1222  Abigail  Kingsley,  b.  1766;  m.  in  1791,  Joseph  Hunt  Breck.   + 

1223  Esther  Kingsley,  b.  1768;  m.  in  1790,  Joseph  Parsons. 

1224  Enos  Kingsley,  b  1770. 

1225  Asenath  Kingsley,  b.  1772;  m.  Nov.  15,  1796,  Jacob  Wicker,  b. 

Feb.  20,  1773,  Hardwick,  Mass.,  d.  Sept.  15,  1844,  Lockport,  N. 
Y. ;  (Jacob  Wicker,  1st,  his  grandfather,  was  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution)  ;  she  d.  there  May  18,  1856.  + 
1226  Sarah  Kingsley,  b,  1775;  m.  in  1800,  Seth  Pomeroy,  (965)  son 
of  Quartus  and  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  June  30,  1777;  she  d.  Aug. 
10,  1831. 
_1227    Rachel  Kingsley,  b.  1777;  m,  in  1804,  Levi  Field. 

1228  Jemima  Kingsley,  b.  1780;  m.  1798,  Isaac  Gore. 

1229  Ann  Kingsley,  b.  1782;  m.  in  1807,  Theodore  Parsons. 

1230  Sophia  Kingsley,  b.  1784;  m,  1818,  Theodore  Parsons,  (who  had 
previously  m.  her  sister  Ann). 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Lucretia  and  Levi  Lyman,  (1221): 

1231  Robert  Lyman,  b.  April  5,  1790;  d.  Oct.  10,  1820.  Lieut,  in  U. 
S.  Navy. 

1232  William  W.  C.  Lyman,  b.  March  10,  1792;  d.  near  New  Orleans. 

1233  Charles  Lyman,  d.  in  Georgia,  ae.  25. 

1234  Clarissa  Lyman;  m.  Oct,  30,  1821,  William  Richards,  missionary 
to  Sandwich  Islands  20  years;  returned  and  d.  at  New  Haven, 
Conn.,  1861;  she  d.  June  10,  1794. 

1235  Lucretia  Lyman,  b.  Sept.  1,  1795;  d.  March  31,  1807. 

1236  Elizabeth  Lyman  ;  m.  Aug.  19,  1799,  George  A.  Clark  of  North- 
ampton; d.  1852. 

1237  John  Lyman,  b.  July  31,  1801;  d.  Oct.  4,  1802. 

Child  of  Abigail  and  Joseph  H.  Break,  (1222): 

1238  R.\chel  Breck.  b.  June  6,  1792;  m.  Jan.  20,  1819,  George  Hooker, 
M.  D.,  b.  March  17,  1793,  son  of  John  Hooker  and  Sarah  Dwight; 
Yale,   1814. 

Children  of  Asenath  and  Jacob  Wicker,  (122^): 

1239  William  Wicker,  b.  Jan.  2,  1799;  m.  July  5,  1821,  Orilla  Bying- 
ton ;  d.  Sept.  29,  1873. 

1240  Sally  Wicker,  b.  Feb.  28,  1802. 

1241  Maria  Wicker,  b.  May  12,  1804;  m.  April  29,  1827,  John  Dean 
Perigo;  d.  May  7,  1878. 

1242  George  Fr-\nklin  Wicker,  b.  Feb.  1.  1800;  m.  March  6,  1821, 
Jerusha  Smith;  d.  Dec.  3,  1837. 

1243  Lawrence  S.  Wicker,  b.  Jan.  6,  1806;  m.  Sept.  28,  1829,  Eliza 
M.  Thompson ;  d.  June  28,  1847. 

1244  Asenath  Wicker,  b.  Nov.  23,  1808;  m.  June  15,  1829,  Isaac 
Hitchcock  Perigo,  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  b.  Sept.  10,  1807,  Fort 
Ticonderoga,  N.  Y.,  d.  Oct.  25,  1875,  Lockport,  N.  Y. ;  she  d. 
Sept.  1,  1872,  Hudson,  111.  All  of  these  Wicker  children  were  b. 
at   Northampton,   Mass.   + 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Asenath  and  Isaac  H.  Perigo,  (1244): 

1245  Julia  Maria  Perigo,  b.  March  8,  1830;  m.  Albert  H.  South- 
worth;  d.  Aug.  30,  1888. 

1246  John  Dean  Perigo,  b.  Sept.  21,  1832;  d.  March  22,  1834. 

1247  John  Franklin  Perigo,  b.  Jan.  25,  1835;  d.  April  8,  1842. 

1248  Charles  Herbert  Perigo.  b.  Oct.  1,  1841;  m.  May  3,  1864,  Min- 
nie Crompton;  d.  Jan.  31,   1907. 

1249  George  Woodruff  Perigo,  b.  Sept.' 18,  1843;  m.  Nov.  27,  1866, 
Emma  Birdsall;  d.   Feb.  4,   1892. 

1250  Emily  Asenath  Perigo,  b.  Jan.  15,  1836,  at  Gouverneur,  N.  Y. ; 
m.  Jan.  6,  1856,  Alonzo  John  Van  Duzee,  b.  Jan.  6,  1834,  Gou- 
verneur; she  d.  April  7,  1865,  Dubuque,  Iowa.   + 

pth  gen.    Child  of  Emily  A.  and  Alonzo   Van  Duzee,   (1250): 

1251  Mary  Asenath  Van  Duzee,  b.  Dec.  3,  1860,  Dubuque,  Iowa;  m. 
Sept.  29,  1887,  Isaac  Storer  Bigelow,  M.D.,  b.  Jan.  27,  1858,  son 

\  of    Israel    Storer    Bigelow    and    Margaret    Bughman    of    Adams- 

]        .  burg.   Pa.   + 

loth  gen.    Child  of  Mary  A.  and  Dr.  Isaac  S.  Bigelow,  (1251): 

1252  Emily  Bigelow,  b.  April  29,  1890,  Dubuque,  Iowa.  Res.,  Du- 

367  TIMOTHY  POMEROY,  {Daniel,  Ebeneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
April  16,  1742,  Northampton;  m.  Tune  8,  1766,  Ann  Ashley,  b. 
1747,  Westfield,  IMass.,  d.  Aug.  9,  1831,  Marcellus,  N.  Y.,  dau. 
of  Ebenezer  Ashley  and  Thankful  Parsons;  he  d.  Nov.  8,  1802. 
Ke  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  corporal  of  Capt.  John  Kirk- 
land's  company.  Col,  Ruggles  Woodbridge's  regt. ;  engaged  Aug. 
16,  1777;  discharged  Nov.  29,  1777;  service  3  mos.,  22  days,  in- 
cluding 8  days  (160  miles)  travel  home;  regiment  raised  to  rein- 
force Continental  Army  at  the  Northward. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1253  Rev.  Francis  Pomeroy,  b.  June  7,  1767.  + 

1254  Timothy  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  13,  1768;  settled  in  Canada. 

1255  Ellen  Ashley  Pomeroy,  b.  May  26,  1771;  d.  May  13,  1792. 
\            1256    Anna  Pomeroy,  bp.  Feb.   14,  1773.   + 

^  1257     Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  July  23,   1775;  m.  Miss  Lusk  of   Westmin- 

ster, Vt. 

1258  Susannah   Pomeroy,   b.    1777.  + 

1259  Thankful  Pomeroy,  b.   April  25,   1779.   + 

1260  Louisa  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  12,  1781 ;  d.  Oct.  20,  1860. 

369  JERUSHA  pomeroy,  {Daniel,  Ebeneser,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
March  7,  1746,  Northampton;  m.  Oct.  13,  1767,  Capt.  Adnah 
Sackett  of  Westfield,  Mass.,  b.  Dec  5,  1745,  d.  April  28,  1813, 
W^estfield,  son  of  Isaac  Sackett  and  Elizabeth  Shepard;  he  was 
First-Lieut,  of  7th  company,  3d  Hampshire  regt.,  (Lt.-Col.  John 
Moseley),  engaging  April  26,  1776;  his  name  appears  among  a 
list  of  officers  chosen  at  that  time;  he  kept  the  Inn  at  Westfield; 
Jerusha  d.  Dec.  10,  1789;  he  m.  (2)  Oct.  13,  1790,  Mary  Bush, 
who  d.  April  20,  1791;  he  m.  (3)  Mrs.  Dorothy  Fernard,  Aug. 
14,  1791,  of  Southwick,  Mass. 

A  warrant  dated  Feb.  21,  1777,  signed  by  Henry  Gardner,  Treas. 

"of  the  State  of  Mass.  Bay,  orders  Adnah  Sackett,  as  constable  or 

collector  of  Westfield  to  collect  taxes  to  the  amount  of  i239   18s 

225  3FtftI|  ®f nrraJtnn  -  iH^baJn 

before  the  1st  of  the  following  May.  He  owned  a  large  farm,  and 
took  horses  to  Hartford  and  sold  them.  The  Park  Square  in  West- 
field  is  now  the  ground  w^here  he  kept  his  Green  Inn,  the  location 
having,  previous  to  his  filling  it  up,  been  a  frog-pond.  His  grand- 
children called  him  Captain,  and  it  is  probable  that  he  was  in  the 
Revolution  in  later  campaigns  than  that  of  the  spring  of  1776,  when 
he  was  chosen  First  Lieutenant. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Westfield,  Mass.: 

1261  JERUSHA  Sackett,  b.  May  27,  1769;  m.  Abel  Avery  of  "The 
Farms,"  in  the  northern  part  of  Westfield,  iMass. 

1262  John  Sackett,  b.  June  27,  1771;  m.  Oct.  23,  1793,  Lucinda 
Moseley,  dau.  of  Israel  Moseley*  and  Abigail  Chapin;  she  d. 
April  23,  1855;  he  d.  Dec.  10,  1851.  Israel  Moseley  gr.  Yale, 
1766;  served  in  the  Revolution,  in  7th  company,  3d  Hampshire 
county  regt.,  1777.  He  was  a  double  first  cousin  of  Rachel  Mose- 
ley who  m.  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy.   + 

1263  Charlotte  Sackett,  b.  May  27,  1773;  m.  a  Mr.  Browning.  Re- 
sided at  Whitestone,  near  Utica,  N.  Y. 

1264  Isaac  Sackett,  b.   1777;  d.   1797. 

1265  George    Sackett. 

1266  Israel  Sackett. 

1267  Olive  Sackett,  m.  David  Ives  of  Southwick,  ^Mass.   + 

1268  Lydia  Sackett,  m.   Walter   Bush. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  John  and  Lucinda  Sackett,  (1262): 

1269  Eliza  Sackett,  b.  Aug.  25,  1794;  m.  Dec.  15,  1816,  Homer  Pres- 
ton, son  of  Capt.  John  Preston  and  Eunice  Moody.  Besides  his 
father.  Homer  Preston  had  two  other  patriotic  ancestors,  Lieut. 
John  Preston  of  Granby,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  and  John 
Preston  of  Hadley,  ]\Iass.,  who  served  through  King  Phihp's  War 
and  was  present  at  the  "Swamp  Fight."  Homer  Preston  was  an 
architect,  and  a  contractor  and  builder.  He  constructed  several 
churches  including  two  in  BrookhTi,  N.  Y.,  and  superintended 
the  building  of  the  Rapelyea  Mansion  in  that  city.  Of  their  six 
children,  Janette  Preston,  b.  June  15,  1826,  m.  Dec.  31,  1843,  Par- 
don Waterman  Kenyon,  son  of  David  Kenyon  and  Hannah  Ken- 
yon,  both  lineal  descendants  of  John  Kenyon,  freeholder  of 
Kingston,  R.  I.,  1687.  Miss  Amy  C.  Kenyon  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 
was  the  first  born  of  their  nine  children.  She  has  furnished  the 
data  for  the  family  of  Jerusha  Pomeroy  Sackett.  Eliza  Sackett 
d.  April  27,  1864. 


'Israel  Moseley  was  graduated  from  Yale,  1766;  in  the  Revolution,  he  served 
in  the  7th  company,  3d  Hampshire  county  raiment,  1777.  He  was  a  double  1st 
cousin  once  removed  of  Rachel  ^Moseley  who  married  Lieut.  Daniel  Pomeroy. 
Lieut.  John  Moseley,  one  of  the  "Foundation  Men"  of  the  First  Church  in  West- 
field,  was  ancestor  of  both  Israel  and  Rachel  Moseley,  as  were  Quartermaster 
George  Colton,  Lieut.  Thomas  Cooper  of  Springfield,  and  Major  Benjamin  New- 
berry of  Connecticut.  They  all  took  part  in  King  Philip's  war,  and  Lieut. 
Cooper  was  slain  in  the  attack  on  Springfield  in  1775.  Major  Newberry  was  m 
command  of  all  the  Connecticut  troops. 

1270  Adnah  Sackett,  b.  Oct.  6,  1796;  m.  March  5  1818  Ann  Short 
who  d.  June  1,  1823;  he  m.  (2)  May  2  1824.  Ehza  Hubbard 
Adams,  who  d.  Aug.  14,  1847;  he  m.  (3)  June  ^'lS4b  Miranda 
Keach,  who  d.  Oct  10,  1855;  he  m.  (4)  May  20,  18.6,  Nancy 
Blake  Parks.  He  was  engaged  in  the  manufacture  of  jewelry, 
using  improved  machinery.  He  was  a  Democrat  and  the  nom- 
inee of  his  party  for  the  office  of  Mayor  of  Providence  R.  i., 
and  Governor  of  Rhode  Island.  He  filled  many  responsible  pub- 
lic offices,  and  was  successful  in  business.      ^^    ^^^^    _.         ,  , 

1271  Isaac  Sackett,  b.  Nov.  20,  1798;  m.  Dec.  29,  1822.  Mary  John- 
son, dau.  of  John  Johnson  and  Mary  Lyon;  she  d  1869;  he  m 
(2)  1872,  Mrs.  Ella  (Gage)  Taylor,  dau.  of  John  Gage  and 
Bethania  Randall.  He  was  a  manufacturer  and  dealer  in  furni- 
ture, in  Providence,  R.  I.,  and  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  the  firm  "ame 
being  Sackett  &  Branch.  It  is  notable  that  his  third  child  George 
H.    Sackett,    was    fifty    years    old    when    his    youngest,    Pomeroy 

Sackett,  was  bom.  ^^    ,o^i      j    t  i     -3    ^<i^o 

1272  John  Pomeroy  Sackett,  b.  Jan.  30,  1801 ;  d^  July  3,  182 

1273  Jefferson  Moseley  Sackett,  b.  Aug.  21,  1803;  d-  July  31,  1804. 

1274  Abigail  H.  Sackett,  b.  March  14,  1806;  m.  m  1830,  Charles  J. 
Cleveland;  she  d.  March  20.  1850.  .^.^    ,, 

1275  Israel  Sackett,  b.  ^larch  30.  1809;  m.  March  20  1832,  Margaret 
Jane  Allen,  b.  1812,  d.  1886,  dau.  of  David  Allen  and  Susan 
Little.  He  was  engaged  in  the  printing  business;  published  the 
Schenectady  and  Saratoga  Standard,  1832-1833. 

1276  LuciNDA  Sackett,  b.  Nov.  25, 1811 ;  m.  Feb.  28,  1833  Thomas  Hale 
Parker,  b.  1808,  d.  1851,  son  of  Amos  Parker  and  Annie  Steb- 
bins  Hale. 

Child  of  Olive  and  David  Ives,  (1267): 

1277  David  Ives. 

370     WILLIAM    POMEROY,    {Daniel,    Ehcnezer,    Medad,    Eltweed) 
b.  May  8,  1750,  Northampton;  m.  1777,  Eleanor  Root,  b.  Oct.  ,51, 
1755,   dau.   of  Joseph   Root;   he   d.    March -8,    1807;   she  m.    (2) 
1809,  Dea.  William  Colton,  of  Long  Meadow,  Mass. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1278  Nancy  Pomeroy,  b.  July  11,  1780.   + 

1279  Eleanor  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  6,   1782;  d.  June   12,  1799. 

1280  Child,  b.  Sept.  15,  1784;  d.  soon. 

1281  Henry  Pomeroy,  bp.  March  26,  1786.   + 

1282  William  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  21,  1788;  d.   1828. 

1283  James   Pomeroy,  b.   Nov.  4,   1790,   Northampton.   -I- 

1284  Col.  Thomas  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  2,  1792.   + 

1285  Louis  Pomeroy,  b.  July  5,  1795 ;  d.  Aug.  16,  1796. 

1286  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  March  28,  1798.   + 

371  ELEANOR  POMEROY,  (Daniel,  Ehenezer,  ^^'^^/^^^'^J^l^/t^' 
h.  Oct.  20,  1752,  Northampton,  Mass.;  m.  Aug  12  1771,  Noble 
Dewey  of  Westfield,   Mass,,  b.  June    15,   l/o2,   d.   Dec.   23,    18JU, 

2ZT  3^tftl|  (Stmmtwn  -  iSrhab 

son  of  Deacon  Israel  Dewey  and  Joanna  Noble.    Resided  at  West- 
field,   Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1287  Electa  Dewey,  b.  Nov.  16,  1772;  m.  Jan.  8,  1796,  Oliver  Bush, 
b.  Aug.  13,  1770,  at  Westfield,  son  of  Zachariah  Bush  and  Mary 

1288  Eunice  Dewey,  b.  1776 ;  unm. ;  d.  July  8,  1829,  Stockbridge,  Mass. 
In  her  will  she  gave  her  estate  to  four  sisters,  her  aged  father 
to  have  support  for  life  out  of  it. 

1289  LucRETiA   Dewey,  b.    1779;   unm.;   d.    Sept.   4,    1849,   Springfield, 

1290  Mary  Dewey,  b.  July  25,  1785;  m.  about  1802,  Seth  Judson  of 
Woodbridge,  Conn.,  b.  about  1780,  d.  1855;  she  d.  June  3,  1858. 

1291  Eleanor  Dewey,  b.  1787;  unm.;  d.  March  25,  1834;  she  willed 
$1,500  to  her  cousin,  Mrs.  Nancy  Bates,  and  the  remainder  of 
her  property  to  her  nieces  and  nephews,  the  Jewett  children. 

1292  Son  Dewey,  b.  Nov.,  1788;  d.  April  22,  1789. 

1293  George  Dewey,  b.  1790;  m.  Sept.  10,  1815,  Sabra  Johnson,  dau.  of 
Azariah  Johnson ;  she  d.  March  8,  _  1852.  On  Aug.  25,  1863, 
Sarah  E.  Upson  was  appointed  administratrix  of  his  estate.  Mer- 
chant at  Springfield,   Mass. 

1294  Lucy  Dewey,  b.  1793;  m.  Dec.  1,  1812,  at  Northampton,  Enoch 
Jewett,  b.  Feb.  28,  1791,  Northampton,  d.  Sept.  15.  1872,^  son  of 
Timothy  Jewett  and  wife  Elizabeth  Phelps;  she  d.  April  5,  1869, 
at  Brecksville,  Ohio.  He  was  a  wood  turner  and  farmer.  Re- 
sided at  Brecksville,  Ohio.   + 

;rth  gen.     Children  of  Lucy  and  Enoch  Jewett,  b.  Northampton, 

1295  Henry  Jewett,  b.  Aug.  5,  1814;  m.  Oct.  9,  1837,  Mary  French, 
b.  May  24,  1816,  d.  Feb.  23,  1875,  Grand  Rapfds,  Mich.,  dau.  of 
Jabez  French  and  wife  Lucinda  Walton;  he  d.  Aug.  30,  1886,  at 
Grand  Rapids,  Mich. 

1296  Isabella  Griswold  Jewett,  b.  Dec.  29,  1819;  d.  Nov.  27,  1888, 
at  Westhampton,  Mass. 

1297  Francis  Jewett,  b.  Aug.  17,  1822;  d.  Oct.  14,  1840. 

1298  Albert  Gallatin  Jewett,  b.  May  24,  1825;  m.  Jan.  29,  1850, 
Valeria  Augusta  Loud,  b.  Nov.  29,  1829,  Westhampton,  d.  there 
Nov.  29,  1903,  dau.  of  Capt.  Francis  Loud  and  wife  Paulina 
Parsons.     Carpenter  and   joiner.     Res.,   Northampton,   Mass. 

1299  Edward  Jewett,  b.  Jan.  2,  1828;  m.  about  1856,  Sarah  Ward; 
he  d.  March  18,  1899,  at  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

Three  Jewett  children  d.  in  infancy. 

403  ELIZABETH  POMEROY,  {Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Feb.  20,  1720,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  Sept.  14,  1743,  Samuel  Norton, 
b.  Oct.  26,  1718,  d.  May  14,  1757,  Suffield,  Conn.,  son  of  Free- 
grace  Norton,  (George,  George),  and  Sarah  Martin;  she  d.  June 
28,  1813,  New  Marlborough,  Mass. 

(S^nralog^  of  tit?  Pnmgrog  Jamtig 22B 

6th  gen.    Children,  all  b.  New  Marlborough,  Mass.: 

1300  Eunice   Norton,   b.   Aug.   20,    1746;   m.    Jonas   King;   she   d.   in 
Chatham,  N.  Y.   + 

1301  Samuel   Norton,  b.    Tune   3,    1748;   m.   Feb.   27,    1772,   Ehzabeth 
Taylor,  b.  1752,  d.  1811;  he  d.  April  20,  1827.   + 

1302  Sarah  Norton,  b.  July  25,  1750;  ra.  Asa  Harmon.  4- 

1303  Seth  Norton,  b.  April  1,  1753;  m.  Mary  Blackmer,  who  d.  Sept. 

2,  1785;  he  m.   (2)   Candace ,  who  d.  July  31,  1790;  he  d. 

June  15,  1834.  + 

1304  Phineas  Pomeroy  Norton,  b.  June  18,  1757;  m.  Eunice  Sheldon, 
who  d.  March  2,  1824;  he  d.  Feb.  3,  1844.   + 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Eunice  and  Jonas  King,  (1300): 

1305  Candace  King,  b.  1766. 

1306  Amos  King,  b.   1769. 

1307  Jehiel  King,  b.   1773,   d.  soon. 

1308  Jehiel  King,  b.  1774. 

1309  Reuben  King,  b.  1776. 

1310  Moses  King,  b.   1779. 

1311  Eunice  King,  b.  March   11,   1782. 

1312  Betsey  King,  b.  1785. 

1313  Luther  King,  b.   1790. 

Children  of  Samuel  and  Elizabeth  Norton,  (1301): 

1314  Samuel  Norton,  b.  1772;  d.  1845. 

1315  Isaac  Norton,  b.  1774;  d.  1857. 

1316  Elisha  Norton,  b.   1776;  d.  1794. 

1317  Elizabeth  Norton,  b.  1777;  d.  1818.  ! 

1318  AvicE  Norton,  b.  1781 ;  d.  1855. 

1319  Harvey  Norton,  b.  1785;  d.  1857. 

1320  Joel  Norton,  b.  May  18,  1787;  d.  June  30.  1841. 

1321  David  Norton,  b.  May  3,  1791 ;  d.  Jan.  2,  1860. 

1322  Mark  Norton,  b.  April  4,  1792;  d.  Oct.  13,  1865. 

Children  of  Sarah  and  Asa  Harmon,  (1302): 

1323  Deacon  Luke  Harmon.     Also,  three  daughters  whose  names  arc 
not  ascertained. 

Children  of  Seth  and  Mary  Norton,  (1303): 

1324  Seth  Norton,  d.  soon. 

1325  Seth  Norton,  Jr. 

Children  of  Phineas  P.  and  Eunice  Norton,  (1304): 

1326  Ruth  Norton,  b.   1777. 

1327  Daniel  Norton,  b.   1780. 

1328  Belinda  Norton,  b.  1786;  m.  Warren  N.  Adams. 

1329  Eunice  Norton,  b.  1790. 

404  HANNAH  POMEROY,  {Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
June  6,  1721,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  Dec.  20,  1739,  Jacob  Austin,  b. 
1705,  d.  Aug.  28,  1773,  at  Suffield. 

2ZB  Mttl\  (Bfmrntwn  -  iHrbab 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1330  Jacob  Austin,  b.  April  12,  1740. 

1331  Elias  Austin,  b.  Nov.  22,  1741. 

1332  Elijah  Austin,  b.  Feb.  28,  1744. 

1333  Hannah  Austin,  b.  March  1,  1747. 

1334  Phinehas  Austin,  b.  March  1,  1747;  (twin  with  Hannah). 

1335  Abia  Austin,  b.  Oct.  10,  1749. 

405  EXPERIENCE  POMEROY,  {Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  June  19,  1723,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  May  12,  1744,  Capt.  Huet 
Root,  b.  Julv  6,  1724,  Westfield,  Mass.,  d.  1788,  Great  Barrington, 
Mass. ;  will  dated  Feb.  8,  1788,  proved  April  3,  1788 ;  she  d.  June 
18,  1777.  Res.,  Great  Barrington. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1336  Daniel  Root,  b.  Dec.  20,  1744 ;  d.  in  infancy. 

1337  Th.\nkful  Root,  b.  Jan.  20,  1746;  m.  Cornelius  Hull. 

1338  James  Root,  b.  Aug.  25,  1747;  m.  Nannie  Rob,  who  d.  after  1772; 
he  m.  (2)  Widow  Olds,  sister  to  his  1st  wife,  by  whom  he  had  a  num- 
ber of  children  who  settled  in  Ohio.   + 

1339  Experience  Root,  b.  Jan.  14,  1749;  d.  in  infancy. 

1340  John  Root,  bp.  Aug.  4,  1754. 

1341  Mercy  Root,  bp.  May  8,  1755. 

1342  Elijah  Root,  bp.  June  6,  1756. 

1343  Huet  Root,  bp.  Nov.  6,  1763. 

1344  Rhoda  Root,  b.  about  1765. 

1345  Lydia  Root,  bp.  April  3,  1768;  m.  1789,  William  Picksley,  Jr. 

ph  gen.    Children  of  James  and  Nannie  Root,  (1338): 
1338.1  William  Root.  1338.2  Stephen  Root. 

1338.3  Elihu  Root,  b.  1772,  Great  Barrington,  Mass.  He  went  with  his 
brother  William  to  the  town  of  Vernon,  Herkimer  County,  (now 
Oneida  County),  N.  Y.  There,  in  1797,  they  bought  adjoining  farms 
from  lands  formerly  belonging  to  the  Oneida  Indians,  and  sold  in 
that  year  by  the  State.  In  1798  Elihu  sold  to  Thomas  Ives  the  land 
in  G'reat  Barrington  bequeathed  to  him  by  his  grandfather,  Huet 
Root.    On  March  1,  1800,  he  m.  Achsa  Pomeroy.    (See  1638.) 

406  JERUSHA  pomeroy,  {Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Aug.  14,  1725,  Suffield,  Conn. ;  m.  Nov.  17,  1753,  Ebenezer  Selden, 
(Ebenezer,  Thomas,  Thomas),  b.  May  17,  1720,  Hadley,  Mass.;  he 
m.  (2)  Jan.  3,  1769,  Alary  Olcott;  he  m.  (3)  Jan.  23,  1787,  Mrs. 
Mary  Ellis  Alack,  widow  of  Col.  David  Mack;  removed  to  Aliddle- 
field,  Mass. ;  d.  May  18,  1807 ;  Jerusha  Pomeroy  Selden  d.  about  1767. 
Settled  at  Agawam,  Mass.,  1754. 
6th  gen.    Child: 

1345.1  Jerusha  Selden,  b.  Sept.  19,  1756,  West  Springfield,  Mass.;  m. 
Jan.  12,  1775,  Jehiel  Hamlin,  b.  Oct.  2,  1751,  Sharon,  Conn.,  d. 
April  26,  1840,  son  of  Isaac  Hamlin  and  Mary  Gibbs.  At  the  time 
of  his  marriage  he  was  called  of  Kinderhook,  N.  Y. ;  his  homestead 

at  West   Springfield   is   owned  by  his   grand-daughter,    Mrs.   Jane 
Allen ;  Jerusha  d.  June  14,  1843,  West  Springfield.  + 

yth  gen.     Children  of  Jerusha  and  Jehiel  Hamlin,  (1345.1),  bp. 


1345.2  Betsey  Hamlin,  b.  Dec.  30,  1775  ;  d.  Dec.  12,  1848 ;  unm. 

1345.3  Ebenezer  S.  Hamlin,  b.  April  9,  1778;  m.  March  15,  1801,  West 
Springfield,  Sophia  Dewey,  b.  Sept.  14,  1782;  removed  to  West 
Bloomfield,  where  he  d.  Jan.  9,  1831.  Their  children,  (8th  gen.) 
were:  Herman,  James  Dewey,  Betsey  Pomeroy,  Caroline  Sophia, 
Samuel  Selden,  John  Ebenezer. 

1345.4  Jerusha  Hamlin,  b.  March  16,  1780;  m.  May  22,  1803,  Kelsey 
Day,  b.  Sept.  12,  1776,  West  Springfield,  d.  there  May  15,  1843;  she 
d.  Oct.  8,  1857,  West  Springfield.  Their  children,  (8th  gen.)  were: 
Lydia  K.,  Eliza,  Asher  Hamlin,  Laura  Ann,  Ebenezer  Selden,  Loren. 

1345.5  Electa  Hamlin,  b.  April  26,  1782 ;  d.  Nov.  12,  1785. 

1345.6  Asher  Pomeroy  Hamlin,  b.  June  8,  1784;  d.  Aug.  11,  1858;  unm. 

1345.7  Electa  Hamlin,  b.  March  22,  1787;  m.  Nov.  10,  1810,  Heber 
Miller,  b.  March  16,  1782,,  d.  1872^  West  Springfield;  she  d.  Jan. 
29,  1875.  Their  children  (8th  gen.)  were:  Deha  Anne,  Lucy  Leonard, 
Caroline  Morley,  Julia,  Jerusha  Pomeroy. 

1345.8  Jesse  Hamlin,  b.  April  27,  1791 ;  m.  and  resided  at  Rockford,  111. ; 
d.  there  April,  1875.    Two  children. 

1345.9  Lester  Hamlin,  b.  June  14,  1797;  m.  Jan.  31,  1822,  Lucy  Hubbard, 
b.  Feb.  5,  1796,  Haddam,  Conn.,  d.  Jan.  18,  1884;  he  d.  May  13, 
1875,  Agawam.  He  inherited  the  homestead  at  West  Springfield, 
which  his  dau.  Jane  Allen  now  owns.  Their  children  (8th  gen.) 
were  Jane  Allen,  Frances  Elizabeth,  Ebenezer  Pomeroy. 

407  MED  AD  POMEROY,  {Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  b. 
Dec  17,  1730,  Suffield;  m.  (1)  Aug.  18,  1757,  Eunice  Southwell, 
d.  April  6,  1760;  m.  (2)  July  8,  1761,  Phebe  Kent,  b.  Nov.  12, 
1735,  d.  Jan.  25,  1762;  m.  (3)  Dec.  4,  1764,  Mary  Willcocks,  who 
d.  July  7,  1821,  at  the  home  of  her  daughter,  Mrs.  Jerusha 
Spring,  in  Granby,  Conn, ;  his  first  two  wives  d.  in  Suffield,  and 
he  built  a  stone  wall  around  the  West  Suffield  cemetery  in  1774. 
In  1780  he  removed  to  Northampton.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
French  and  Indian  wars  and  in  the  Revolution  from  Connecticut. 
He  d.   1801. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  in  Suffield  except  Rufus  and  Anne,  b.  in 


1346  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.   18,   1758.   + 

1347  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  March  26,  1760;  m.  Libeus  Stannard,  b. 
Dec.  7,  1756,  son  of  John  Stannard  and  Hannah  Hanchett;  she  d. 

Child  by  2d  zvife: 

1348  Phebus  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  6,  1762.  + 

Children  by  3d  wife: 

1349  Sylvanus  Pomeroy,  b.  June  3,  1765.  + 

231  3FiftlT  Srn^rattiin  -  iB?l»aIi 

1350  David  Pomeroy,  b.  March  28,  1767.   + 

1351  Aaron  Pomeroy,  b.  March  11.  1769;  drowned  in  1785. 

1352  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  April  4,  1771 ;  m.  July  5,  1792,  Freeman  Tay- 
lor of  Northampton,  jMass. 

1353  Moses  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  2,  1773.   + 

1354  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  5,  1776.   + 

1355  Hannah   Pomeroy,  b.    1778;   d.    Sept.    11,    1864,   Granby,    Conn.; 
,  unm. 

1356  RuFus  Pomeroy,  b.   Dec.  24,   1780,  Northampton.  + 

1357  Anne  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.   10,  1784.  + 

408  SETH   POMEROY,    (Medad,  Joseph,  Medad,   Eltzveed),  b.   Dec. 
14,  1732,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  Dec.  20,  1755,  Clemensa  Wadsworth. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  in  Suffield: 

1358  Samuel  Wadsworth  Pomeroy,  b.  March  27,  1756. 

1359  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  4,  1757. 

1360  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  7,  1763.  + 

1361  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  21,  1769. 

1362  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  26,  1777. 

1363  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  July  30,  1779. 

409  PHINEHAS  POMEROY,  (Medad  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltzveed),  h. 
April  7,  1738,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  July  8,  1756,  Thankful  Smith, 
dau.  of  Nathan  Smith.  He  served  in  the  French  and  Indian 
wars  while  a  resident  of  Suffield,  Conn.;  removed  to  New  Marl- 
borough, !^Iass.,  about  1768,  to  which  place  he  is  credited  as  a 
soldier  of  the  Revolution.  He  joined  Capt.  Noah  Allen's  com- 
pany, Col.  Asa  Whitcomb's  regiment,  Nov.  25,  1775,  served  at 
Ticonderoga  and  was  discharged  Oct.  19,  1776;  also,  Capt.  King's 
company.  Col.  Benjamin  Simond's  detachment  of  Berkshire  county 
militia,  on  Dec.  6,  1776,  enlistment  to  expire  March  15,  1777; 
also  in  the  same  regiment  was  his  son  Phinehas,  until  March  24, 
1777;  he  again  enlisted  July  21,  1777,  private  in  Capt.  Zenas 
Wheeler's  company.  Col.  John  Ashley's  Berkshire  county  regi- 
ment, and  was  discharged  Aug.  15,  1777,  service  being  at  Fort 
Edward,  New  York;  also.  Sergeant  of  Capt.  Jeremiah  Hickok's 
company,  Lieut.-Col.  Sears's  regiment,  from  Aug.  6,  1781,  to 
Nov.  8,  1781 ;  this  regiment  was  raised  in  Berkshire  county,  to 
serve  three  months,  the  roll  being  indorsed  "Col.  Elisha  Porter's 
Regiment."     He  d.  at  West  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  Dec.  3,  1802. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1364  Phinehas  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  4,  1757.  + 

1365  Pelatiah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  2,  1759.   + 

1366  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.   July  1,   1761.   + 

1367  Grove  Pomeroy,  b.  March  13,  1763.   + 

1368  Joel  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  7,  1764.  + 

1369  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  31,   1769.   + 

1370  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  25,  1771.   + 

1371  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  March  6,  1773;  d.  April  2,  1779. 

1372  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  12,  1775;  m.  Mr.  Undecker. 

(if tt^alng^  nf  tij?  Pom^rng  iFmtttlg  232 

1373  Thankful  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  14,  1776;  m.  Mr.  Cheney. 

1374  Warham   Pomeroy,  b.  June   1,   1778;  d.  young. 

1375  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  March  6,  1780.   + 

1376  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  March  9,   1783.   + 

423  THANKFUL  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  July  2i,  1728,  in  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  1749,  Capt.  Asa  Sheldon, 
son  of  Jonathan  and  Mary  Southwell,  b.  1722,  d,  Nov.  15,  1810; 
they  removed  from  Suffield  to  New  Marlborough,  Mass. ;  she 
d.  Nov.  25,  1813.  He  served  in  the  war  of  the  Revolution. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1377  Capt.  Asa  Sheldon,  b.  June  15,  1750;  m.  Rhoda  Catlin,  b.  March 
6,  1761,  d.  Nov.  20,  1810;  he  d.  Jan.  24,  1826.  Res.,  New  Marl- 
borough,  Mass.   + 

1378  Eleazer  Sheldon,  b.  1752;  m.  in  1782,  Asenath  Butler,  b.  Oct. 
6,  1758,  d.  Jan.  16,  1839;  he  d.  May  11,  1806.  Resided  in  New 
Marlborough,  Mass.   + 

1379  Thankful  Sheldon,  b.  1754;  d.  1772. 

1380  Dorcas  Sheldon,  b.  1756;  m.  Jehiel  Harmon,  b.  1754.  d.  Aug.  11, 
1822;  she  d.  Feb.  11,  1852.     Resided  in  Kingsville,  Ohio.   + 

1381  Tryphena  Sheldon,  b.   1758;  m.    1790,   Amos   Chapin,   Sr.,    (his 

second  wife),  b.  1752,  d.  Nov.  15,  1832;  she  d Resided  in 

New  Marlborough.   + 

1382  Eunice  Sheldon,  b.  Mav  26,  1761;  m.  Nov.  25,  1776,  Phineas 
Norton,  b.  Jan.  25,  1757,  d.  Feb.  23,  1844;  she  d.  March  2,  1824.  + 

1383  Ebenezer  Sheldon,  b.  Sept.  6,  1768;  m.  Feb.  25,  1794,  Anna 
Harmon,  b.  Oct.  20,  1770,  d.  April  20,  1847;  he  d.  April  27, 
1858.  + 

1384  Thankful  Sheldon,  b.  1770;  m.  Luther  Wright.  Resided  in 
Pompey,  N.  Y.  + 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Capt.  Asa  and  Rhoda  Sheldon,  (13^/): 

1385  Harriet  Sheldon,  b.  Dec.  24,  1791;  m.  Reuben  Harmon,  b.  1788; 
she  d.  June,  1849,     Res.,  Kingsville,  Ohio. 

1386  Harry  Sheldon,  b.  Feb.  10,  1795;  m.  Lvdia  Manley,  b.  in  1800, 
d.  Dec.  20,  1865;  he  d.  Nov.  27,  1864.     Resided  in  Azatlan,  Wis. 

1387  Fanny  Sheldon,  b.  Feb.  10,  1796;  m.  Dec.  23,  1836,  Urbane 
Parsons,  b.  Dec.  20,  1801.     Resided  in  Marshall,  Wis. 

1388  Thankful  Sheldon,  b.  May  15,  1798;  d.  May  29,  1801. 

1389  Norman  Sheldon,  b.  May  1,  1800;  m.  July  7,  1834,  Elizabeth 
Curtis,  b.  Oct.  1,  1810,  d.  June  1,  1886;  he  d.  Aug.  15,  1855.  Re- 
sided in  Perry,  N.  Y. 

1390  Asa  Catlin  Sheldon,  b.  Feb,  22,  1803;  m.  June  17,  1830,  Eunice 
Fargo,  b.  June  25,  1801,  d.  Nov.  1,  1874;  he  d.  March  28,  1881. 
Resided  in  Dixon,  111. 

Children  of  Eleazer  and  Asenath  Sheldon,  (1378): 

1391  Joseph  Pomeroy  Sheldon,  b.  April  27,  1783;  m.  Dec.  15,  1807, 
Sally  Sheldon,  (dau.  of  Seth),  b.  Sept.  22,  1786,  d.  Aug.  13,  1854; 
he  d.  Oct.  29,  1862.  Resided  in  New  Marlborough,  and  Mt.  Mor- 
ris, N.  Y. 

233  iFiftlj  (Btmtvdwn  -  Bth^h 

1392  Rebecca  Sheldon,  b.  Jan.  3,  1785;  m.  July  22,  1805,  Amos 
Chapin,  Jr.,  b.  May  5,  1782,  d.  April  11,  1872;  she  d.  Dec.  24, 
1879;  15  children.     Resided  in  Lenox,  Ohio. 

1393  Nathan  Sheldon,  b.  Oct.  23,  1786;  m.  1823,  Anna  Lyman,  b. 
May  18,  1797,  d.  May  8,  1878;  he  d.  Jan.  16,  1852;  5  children. 
Resided  in   New  Marlborough. 

1394  Oren  Sheldon,  b.  June  5,  1788;  m.  1810,  Sally  Taylor,  b.  Feb. 
10,  1792,  d.  Nov.  16,  1876;  he  d.  April  1,  1868;  9  children.  Re- 
sided in  Moscow,  N.  Y. 

1395  RoxANNA  Sheldon,  b.  June  29,  1790;  m.  Dec.  31,  1811,  Luke 
Harmon,  b.  Nov.  2,  1785,  d.  Sept.  8,  1862;  she  d.  Alarch  13,  1881; 
3  children.     Resided  in  New  Jvlarlborough. 

1396  Eleazer  Sheldon,  b.  May  15,  1792;  m.  April  15,  1819,  Laura 
Austin,  b.  April  9,  1788,  d.  March  21,  1884;  he  d.  Feb.  2,  1878; 
3  children.     Resided,  Perry,  N.  Y,   + 

1397  Horace  Sheldon,  b.  Sept.  13,  1794;  m.  Aug.  23,  1816,  Philena 
Ward,  b.  Jan  10,  1797,  d.  Oct.  24,  1878;  he  d.  Jan.  6,  1874;  7 
children.     Resided  in  Perry,  N.  Y. 

1398  Asenath  Sheldon,  b.  July  28,  1796;  m.  March  1,  1815,  Rufus 
Clark,  b.  June  19,  1789,  d.  Nov.  6,  1848;  she  d.  Dec.  17,  1881;  5 
children.     Resided  in  Deerfield. 

1399  Merrick  Sheldon,  b.  Dec.  17,  1798;  m.  1827,  Mary  Sheldon 
(dau.  of  John),  b.  June  1,  1801,  d.  Dec.  21,  1870;  he  d.  May  12, 
1855;  2  children.     Resided  in  New  Marlborough,  Mass. 

Children  of  Dorcas  and  Jehiel  Harmon,  (i^8o): 

1400  Jehiel  HaRxMon,  b.   1780 ;  m.  Experience   

1401  Aaron  Harmon,  b.  July  28,  1781;  m.  (1)  Temperance  Fargo;  m. 
(2)   Abigail  Tyler. 

1402  Dorcas  Harmon,  b.  March  15,  1785;  m.  John  Woodruff,  b.  Aug. 
2,  1784,  d.  March  29,  1851;  she  d.  Jan.  23,  1873.  Resided  in 
Wolcott,  N.  Y. 

1403  Thankful  Harmon,  b.  1786;  m.  Edon  Riggs.  Resided  in  Canaan, 

1404  Reuben  Harmon,  b.  1788;  m.  Harriet  Sheldon,  b.  Dec.  24,  1791, 
d.  June,  1849;  he  d.  Feb.  14,  1847.     Resided  in  Kingsville,  Ohio. 

1405  Amos  Harmon,  b.  July  25,  1791;  m.  Mav  23,  1811,  Lydia  Shaw, 
b.  1793,  d.  March  26,  1867;  he  d.  Feb.  6,  1872.  Resided  in  Lenox, 

1406  Hiram  Harmon,  b.  Dec.  11,  1794;  m.  May  16,  1822,  Cynthia 
Manley,  b.  Dec.  10,  1797,  d.  Jan.  11,  1884;  he  d.  Feb.  9,  1851.  Re- 
sided in  Saybrook,  Ohio. 

1407  Ada  Harmon,  b.  May  1,  1796;  m.  1812,  Barnabas  Jones,  b.  March 
11,  1787,  d.  Dec.  12,  1862;  she  d.  May  11,  1853.  Resided  in 
Lenox,  Ohio. 

Children   of  Tryphena  and  Amos  Chapin,   (ij8i): 

1408  Sheldon  Chapin,  b.  June  15,  1792;  m.  Althea  Huggins.  Re- 
sided in  Suffield,  Ct. 

1409  Tamer  Chapin,  b.  July  20,  1794;  m.  Jan.  28,  1812,  James  Austin, 

eg? nealogjj  of  tl^?  Pnmrnig  3Fmntlg  234 

b.  Jan.  1,  1791,  d.  Aug.  17,  1864;  he  d.  Dec.  3,  1879.     Resided  in 
Sheffield,  Mass. 

1410  Nattalie  Chapin,  b.  Oct.  1,  1798;  d.  young. 

1411  Earl  Chapin,  b.  Nov.  19,  1801;  d.  May,  1812. 

1412  Milton  Chapin,  b.  Dec.  29,  1804;  m.  Feb.  11,  1839,  :Miss  Payne; 
he  d.  Feb.   16,  1842. 

Children  of  Eunice  and  Phineas  Norton,  (1^82): 

1413  Ruth  Norton,  b.  Sept.  4,  1777;  d.  Sept.  25,  1861;  m.  Nov.  22, 
1796,  Gideon  Canfield,  b.  ]\Iay  14,  1776,  d.  Feb.  25,  1827.  Re- 
sided in  New  Marlborough. 

1414  Dan  Norton,  b.  June  7,  1780;  m.  March  28,  1803,  Hannah  Kurd, 
b.  Oct.  11,  1780,  d.  June  28,  1876;  he  d.  Oct.  11,  1852.  Resided 
in  New  Marlborough. 

1415  Belinda  Norton,  b.  Sept.  1,  1786;  m.  1806,  Warren  Adams,  b. 
Oct.  7,   1784.     Resided  in  New  Marlborough. 

1416  Eunice  Norton,  b.  March  13,  1790;  m.  1805,  Benjamin  Pettis, 
b.  April  11,  1785,  d.  Oct.  26,  1818;  she  d.  Jan.  1,  1874. 

Children  of  Ebeneser  and  Anna  Sheldon,  (1383): 

1417  Silence  Sheldon,  b.  Dec.  14,  1794;  m.  Sept.  28,  1815,  Thomas 
Woodruff,  b.  April  28,  1793,  d.  Sept.  19,  1848;  she  d.  April  28, 
1877.     Resided  in  Illinois. 

1418  JosiAH  Sheldon,  b.  Oct.  12,  1796;  m.  (1)  March  19,  1818,  Esther 
Stevens,  b.  1799,  d.  March  10,  1828;  m.  (2)  Feb.  5,  1829,  Eliza 
C  Wheeler,  b.  Nov.  2,  1808,  d.  May  1,  1868;  he  d.  March  20, 
1862.     Resided  in  New  Marlborough. 

1419  Isaac  Sheldon,  b.  Aug.  14,  1798;  d.  March  14,  1812. 

Children  of  Thankfid  and  Luther  Wright,  (1384): 

1420  Dorick  Wright,  b.  Oct.  8,  1797;  m.  Dec.  5,  1822,  Emma  White, 
b.  April  5,  1801,  d.  April  5,  1874;  he  d.  May  18,  1843. 

1421  Alveh  Wright,  b.  July  9,  1799;  m.  1818,  Sally  Norton,  b.  March 
5,  1798,  d.  1878;  he  d.  Feb.  21,  1867.     Resided  in  Wales,  N.  Y. 

1422  Elias  W^right,  b.  July  4,  1801;  m.  March  4,  1824,  Tryphena 
Jones,  b.  March  28,  1800;  he  d.  Oct.  9,  1867.  Resided  in  New 

1423  Eliza  Wright,  b.  July  4,  1801,  (twin  with  Elias)  ;  m.  1818, 
Nathan  Staunton;  she  d.  Dec.  10,  1880.  Resided  in  New  Marl- 

1424  Sheldon  Wright,  b.  1804;  d.  July  10,  1826. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Eleaser  and  Laura  Sheldon,  (i3p6): 

1425  Dorliska  Elizabeth  Sheldon,  b.  June  13,  1820;  her  life  has 
been  a  most  useful  one,  the  recipients  of  her  Kindly  help  being 
in  various  walks  of  life.  Although  over  92  her  days  to  devote 
to  the  pleasure  of  others  continue  to  add  to  her  serenity;  unm. 
Res.,   (July  1,   1912),  Indianapolis,   Ind. 

1426  Dr.  Edward  Austin  Sheldon,  b.  Oct.  4,  1823 ;  m.  May  16,  1849, 
Frances  Ann  Bradford  Stiles,  b.  April  9,  1826,  d.  March  8,  1896; 
she  was  of  descent  from  Gov.  Bradford  of  the  Mayflower.  Ed- 
ward Austin  Sheldon,  A.  M.,  Ph.  D.,  was  founder  and  for  nearly 

235  3Ftftl|  (Btmrmm  -  iHpJiab 

forty  years  principal  of  the  State  Normal  Training  School  at 
Oswego.  He  was  the  originator  of  the  system  of  object  teach- 
ing. His  statue  in  bronze  stands  in  the  rotunda  of  the  state 
capitol  at  Albany,  N.  Y.,  placed  there  by  the  children  of  the  State 
of  New  York.  His,  children  were:  Alary  Sheldon,  who  m.  Prof. 
Earl  Barnes.  Frances  Elizabeth  Sheldon,  the  first  American  lady 
to  receive  certificate  of  graduation  with  honors  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  Oxford,  England;  she  m.  James  C.  Ailing.  Charles  Stiles 
Sheldon,  in  charge  of  the  Department  of  Science  in  the  Oswego 
State  Normal;  he  m.  Helen  A-  Buck.  Anna  Bradford  Sheldon, 
m.  Lewis  M.  Howe.  Laura  xAustin  Sheldon,  m.  E.  Ray  Inman. 
Dr.  Edward  Austin   Sheldon  d.  Aug.  26,   1897. 

1427  George  Kellogg  Sheldon,  b.  Dec.  23, 1827 ;  m.  Feb.  7,  1861,  Mar- 
tha Barber,  b.  Sept.  12,  1836,  d.  June  18,  1885;  she  was  a 
descendant  of  Rev.  Thomas  Potwin,  whose  antecedents  were 
French  Huguenots.  Mr.  Sheldon  d.  March  18,  1883.  Resided  in 
Perr>',  N.  Y. 

424  SARAH  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Aug. 
31,  1831,  Suffield;  m.  May  18,  1751,  Gershom  Sheldon,  son  of 
Jonathan,  b.  1724,  d.  Dec.  30,  1791. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1428  Isaac  Sheldon,  b.  1752;  m.  Mindwell  Phelps.  Resided  in  Ru- 
pert, Vt.  + 

1429  Ebenezer  _ Sheldon,  b.  1754;  m.  (1)  Huldah  Hanchett;  m.  (2) 
Love  Davis.   + 

1430  Festus  Sheldon,  b.  1756;  d.  1785. 

1431  Olive  Sheldon,  b.  1759;  d.  1762. 

1432  Olive  Sheldon,  b.   1762;  m.  Phineas  Spencer.   + 

1433  Sarah   Sheldon,  b.    1766;  m.   Elijah   Sheldon.  + 

1434  Gershom  Sheldon,  b.  1772;  d.  1791. 

ph  gen.    Children  of  Isaac  and  Mindwell  Sheldon,  (1428): 

1435  Sally  Sheldon,  b.  1782;  m.  Samuel  Wyman  of  Millville,  N.  Y. 

1436  Isaac  Sheldon,  b.  1784;  m.  Rebecca  Spear.  Resided  in  Rupert, 

1437  Abel  Phelps  Sheldon,  b.  1786.     Resided  in  Chester,  N.  Y. 

1438  Phebe  Sheldon,  b.  1788. 

1439  Mary  Sheldon,  b.  1791 ;  m.  Thomas  Wyman.  Resided  in  St. 
Louis,   Mo. 

1440  Enos  Sheldon,  b.  1794.    Resided  in  Rupert,  Vt. 

1441  Phebe  Sheldon,  b.  1796;  m.  Isaiah  Pool.  Resided  in  Ellisburg, 
N.  Y. 

Children  of  Ebenezer  and  Hulda  Sheldon,  (1429): 

1442  Mary  Sheldon,  b.  1779;  m.  Ebenezer  Harmon. 

1443  Ebenezer  Sheldon,  b.   1782.     Resided  in  Aurora,  Ohio. 

1444  Huldah  Sheldon,  b.  1785;  m.  Amzi  Atwater. 

1445  Gershom  Sheldon,  b.  1788;  m.  Roxanna  Russell. 

1446  Seth  Sheldon,  b.  1791. 

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Children  of  Ehenezer  and  (2d  iinfe)  Love  Sheldon,  (1429) : 

1447  Festus  Sheldon,  b.  1794;  m.  Sarah  Spencer. 

1448  Rev.  George  Sheldon,  b.  1797;  m.  Harmony  Jobes. 

Children  of  Olive  and  Phineas  Spencer,  (143^): 

1449  Infant  Spencer,  b.  1780. 

1450  G.  Sheldon  Spencer,  b.  1782. 

1451  Eli  Spencer,  b.   1784;  d.   1785. 

1452  Olive  Spencer,  b.  1786;  m.  Rufus  Harmon. 

1453  Betsey  Spencer,  b.  1787;  m.  Daniel  Kinne  of  Aurora,  Ohio. 

1454  Mary  Spencer,  b.  1788:  m.  Jason  Wilson  of  Great  Bend. 

1455  Phineas  Spencer,  b.   1790;  d.  1792. 

1456  Love  Spencer,  b.  1792;  m.  Edward  Russell  of  FrankHn,  N.  Y. 

1457  Phineas  Spencer,  b.  1794;  m.  Sophronia  Ehvell  of  Lodi,  N.  Y. 

1458  Nancy  Spencer,  b.  1796;  m.  Joseph  Fish  of  Colhns,  N.  Y. 

1459  Rev.   Ichabod   Smith   Spencer,  D.D.,  b.   1798;  m.   Hannah  Ma- 
goffin.    Resided  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

1460  Solon  Spencer,  b.  1881.    Resided  in  Lodi,  N.  Y. 

Children  of  Sarah  and  Elijah  Sheldon,  (1433): 

1461  Sarah  Sheldon,  m.  Samuel  Dye  of  Broadalpin,  N.  Y. 

1462  Thankful  Sheldon,  m.  Samuel  Sherman. 

1463  Rachel  Sheldon,  m.  Elijah  Hayes. 

1464  Lydia  Sheldon,  m.  Rev.  Benjamin  Capron. 

1465  Simeon  Sheldon,  b.  1801;  d.  1829;  m. 

1466  Olive  Sheldon,  b.  1804;  d.   1836. 

1467  Julia  Sheldon,  m.   Abram  Manchester. 

1468  Joseph  Sheldon.    Resided  in  Broadalpin,  N.  Y. 

425  ANNA  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Sept. 
25,  1733,  at  Suffield;  m.  April  15,  1755,  Abraham  Curtis;  she  d. 
Jan.  5,  1775. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1469  Frederick   Curtis,  b.  Jan.   18,   1756. 

1470  Josiah  Curtis,  b.  Oct.  29,  1757. 

1471  Eunice  Curtis,  b.  May  4,  1761. 

1472  Abraham  Curtis,  b.  Oct.  7,  1763. 

431  CAPT.  ISAAC  POMEROY,  {Joseph,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  Aug.  6,  1745;  m.  (1)  Feb.  11,  1773,  Rhoda  Sykes,  who  d.  Aug. 
20,  1784;  he  m.  (2)  Feb.  1,  1787,  Jerusha  Strong,  who  d.  Oct.  8, 
1826,  at  Southampton,  Mass.;  he  d.  March  24,  1804.  He  joined 
the  Revolution  in  response  to  the  Lexington  and  Concord  alarms. 
May  2,  1777,  was  made  Captain  of  the  3d  company  or  train-band 
in  the  town  of  Suffield,  in  the  1st  Connecticut  regiment.  He  was 
Deputy  at  the  General  Assembly. 
6th  gen.    Children  by  ist  wife: 

1473  Rhoda  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.   11,   1773.  + 

1474  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  24,  1776.  + 

1475  Isaac  Pomeroy,  b.  June  17,  1784.   +  ,..   , 

Z3Z  3Ftfti)  (^tmrvdmti  -  Sittnh 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

1476  William  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  20,  1789.  + 

1477  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  March  14,   1791.  + 

433  RALPH  POMEROY,  {Benjamin,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Dec.  8,  1737;  College  of  New  Jersey,  A.B.,  1758;  Dartmouth, 
A.M.,  1786;  m.  Jan.  31,  1770,  Mrs.  Eunice  (Belden)  Gardner,  b. 
1744,  d.  Aug.  26,  1816,  Hebron,  Conn.,  dau.  of  Thomas  Belden 
and  Ruth  Wyllys  Lord.  He  was  a  lawyer  of  wide  renown,  and 
Quartermaster-General  of  Connecticut  during  the  Revolution. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1478  Ralph  Pomeroy.  1479    George  Pomeroy. 

1480  Eunice  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  25,  1776.  + 

1481  Ann   Pomeroy. 

1482  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  1780;  m.  Jan.  16,  1798,  Eli  Jones. 

1483  Frederick  Pomeroy. 

Copy  of  the  oath  of  allegiance  to  the  United  States,  taken  by  Ralph 
Pomeroy  previous  to  his  appointment  as  Paymaster: 

"I,  Ralph  Pomeroy,  do  acknowledge  the  United  States  of  America  to  be  free, 
independent  and  sovereign  states,  and  declare  that  the  people  thereof  owe  no 
allegiance  to  George  the  Third.  King  of  Great  Britain;  and  I  renounce,  refute, 
and  abjure  any  Allegiance,  or  Obedience,  to  him;  and  I  do  swear,  that  I  will  to 
the  Utmost  of  my  Power,  support,  maintain,  and  defend  the  said  United  States, 
against  the  said  King  George  the  Third,  his  heirs  and  successors,  and  his  and 
their  Abettors,  Assistants,  and  Adherents,  and  will  serve  the  said  United  States 
in  the  office  of  Paymaster  to  Col.  Wyllys'  Regiment,  which  I  now  hold,  with 
Fidelity,  according  to  the  best  of  my  Skill  and  Understanding.    So  help  me,  God. 


"Ralph  Pomeroy. 

"West  Point,  Headquarters, 

"8th    day   of   March,    1778. 
"Personally  Appeared,  Ralph  Pomeroy,  Paymaster  to  Col.  Wyllys'  Regiment, 
and  took  the  above  oath  by  him  subscribed,  Before  me. 

"Sam'l  H.  Parsons,  B.  G." 

'  434  ELEAZER  WHEELOCK  POMEROY,  {Benjamin,  Joseph,  Me- 
dad, Eltweed),  b.  Sept.  1,  1739;  m.  May  8,  1764,  Mary  Wyllys, 
bp.  Nov.  7,  1742,  d.  at  Middletown,  Conn.,  Nov.  14,  1783,  dau. 
of  Col.  George  Wyllys  (Hezekiah,  Samuel)  and  Elizabeth  Whit- 
ing. He  was  a  merchant  in  Hartford,  and  d.  there  about  1784; 
(another  authority  says  he  d.  in  the  West  Indies,  where  he  had 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1484  Samuel  Wyllys  Pomeroy,  b.  1765.   + 

1485  Mary  Wyllys  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  18,  1767.  + 

1486  John  Pomeroy.  1487    George  Pomeroy. 
1488  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.   1774;  d.  young, 

436     ABIGAIL  POMEROY,   {Benjamin,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
May  31,   1744,   Hebron,   Conn.;  m.  April   19,   1759,  John  Gillett, 

of  Hebron,  b.  Jan.  6,  1738,  Hebron,  d.  about  1808,  son  of  John  Gil- 
lett,  St.,  (a  wealthy  and  prominent  business  man)  ;  gr.  Yale,  1758,  A. 
M.  John  Gillett,  Jr.,  was  the  only  son  of  his  father  and  inherited 
his  fortune,  but  lost  it  after  a  short  business  career.  His  wife, 
Mrs.  Abigail  Pomeroy  Gillett,  then  established  a  school  for  young 
ladies,  which  acquired  quite  a  wide  and  favorable  reputation  in 
New  England;  this  young  ladies'  school  was  established  at  East 
Windsor,  "and  many  students  came  from  Hartford."  Mrs.  Gillett 
is  described  as  a  "gentlewoman  of  great  beauty,  dignity,  and  state- 
liness  of  manner."  An  obituary  of  the  day,  referring  to  her  said: 
"The  hoary  head  is  a  crown  of  glory  if  it  be  found  in  the  way 
of  righteousness."     She  d.  Jan.  24,  1835,  nearly  92  years  of  age. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1489  Alpheus  Gillett,  b.  Jan.,  1760;  m.  Mrs.  Deming  (a  widow)  and 
removed  to  Pennsvlvania,  where  he  engaged  in  farming;  he  d. 
about  1808. 

1490  Augustus  Gillett,  b.   1763. 

1491  Arethusa  Gillett,  b.  1765;  m.  Oct.  26,  1793,  Dr.  Dan  Arnold, 
b.  1767,  Easthampton,  Conn.,  d.  Feb.  14,  1855,  son  of  Deacon 
Gideon  Arnold  and  wife  Lucy  Hinckley;  she  d.  Feb.  11,  1852. 
Res.,   Hebron,   Conn.   + 

1492  Ralph  Pomeroy  Gillett.        1493    Abigail  Gillett. 

/th  gen.    Children  of  Arethusa  and  Dr.  Dan  Arnold,  (1491): 

1494  Abigail  Pomeroy  Arnold,  b.  March  2,  1797,  Hebron;  m.  Sept. 
15,  1819,  Jehiel  Annable,  b.  Nov.,  1789,  East  Haddam,  d.  Oct.  1, 
1861 ;  she  d.  March  10,  1880.   + 

1495  Dan  Hinckley  Arnold,  b.  Sept.  18,  1800,  Hebron;  m.  Nov.  4, 
1824,  in  King's  Chapel,  Boston,  Mass.,  Harriet  Maria  Welles,  b. 
March  21,  1802,  d.  April  14,  1867,  dau.  of  Bill  Welles  and  wife 
Lucy  Brewster,  (descendant  of  Elder  William  Brewster)  ;  he  d. 
June  26,  1887.  + 

1496  Eliza  Arethusa  Arnold,  b.  May,  1803,  Hebron;  d.  Sept.,  1826; 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Abigail  and  Jehiel  Annable,  (1494): 

1497  Caroline  Elizabeth  Annable,  b.  Sept.  8,  1820;  m.  June  2,  1847, 
Joseph  Kellogg,  son  of  Joseph  Day  Kellogg  and  wife  Rachel  Corn- 
stock,  d.  Dec.  23,  1900;  she  d.  Aug.  12,  1869. 

1498  Sarah  Bassett  Annable,  b.  May  8,  1822,  Hebron;  d.  May  22, 

1499  Abigail  Maria  Annable,  b.  Sept.  30,  1823;  m.  July  15,  1845, 
Dr.  Asahel   Plympton. 

1500  Dan  Arnold  Annable,  b.  Oct.  15,  1835;  d.  Nov.  30,  1841. 

Children  of  Dan  H.  and  Harriet  M.  Arnold,  (14^5): 

1501  Mary  Ann  Arnold,  b.  Oct.  6,  1825,  Hebron,  Conn. ;  d.  June  25, 

1502  Eliza  Arethusa  Arnold,  b.   March  29,   1827,   New  York  City; 


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m.  Nov.  2,  1848,  Alajor  David  Hammond  Vinton,*  promoted  to 
the  rank  of  Brevet  :Major-General  in  the  regular  establishment 
durmg  the  Civil  War,  b.  May  3,  1803,  Providence,  R.  I.;  d.  Feb.  21, 
1873,  son  of  David  Vinton  and   wife  Mary  Atwell;   she  d.  June 

1503  John  Welles  Arnold,  b.  March  11,  1830,  New  York:  d    March 
16,  1838.  ,     .  ^  a  cii 

1504  Harriet  Marl\  Arnold,  b.  July  24,  1832,  Hebron,  Conn.;  d 
April  5,  1838. 

1505  Lucy  Matilda  Arnold,  b.  IMarch  16,  1835,  Brooklyn,  N  Y  •  d 
March  11,  1838.  "     * 

1506  Frances  Rose  Arnold,  b.  July  2.  1837,  Brooklyn. 

1507  Henrietta  Maria  Arnold,  b.  Dec.  8,  1839,  Brooklyn. 

1508  GusTAvus  Arnold,  b.  Jan.  26,  1844,  Brooklyn. 

pth  gen.    Children  of  Elisa  A.  and  David  H.  Vinton,  (1502): 

1509  Harriett  Arnold  Vinton,  b.  Oct.  3,  1849,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.;  m. 
Dr.  Clarkson  Jay. 

1510  Alexander  Hamilton  Vinton,  b.  March  30,  1852,  Brookl>-n;  gr. 
St.  Stevens  College.  Anandale,  N.  Y.,  1873 ;  D.D.,  1890;  'first 
Bishop  of  West  Mass.,  1902. 

1511  Ida  Welles  Vinton,  b.  March  8,  1855,  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  m.  An- 
gelo  Tillmghast  Freedley,  attorney-at-law,  practicing  at  Philadel- 
phia.  + 

1512  Marion  Arnold  Vinton,  b.  July  4,  1857,  San  Antonio,  Texas; 
d.  June  24,  1896. 

1513  Robert  Campbell  Vinton,  b.  Nov.  16,  1859,  San  Antonio,  Texas. 

loth  gen.    Child  of  Ida  W.  and  Angela  T.  Freedley,  (1511): 

1514  Vinton  Freedley,  b.  Nov.  5,  1891,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

437     JOSIAH   POMEROY,    {Benjamin.   Joseph,  Medad,   Eltweed),  b. 
J""e  18,  1745,  Hebron,  Conn.;  Yale,  1770;  Assistant-Quartermas^ 

icn/^'^^i  "^/^°''  General  David  Hammond  Vinton,  U.  S.  A.,  was  born  May  3, 
1803,  m  Providence,  R.  I.;  he  was  graduated  from  West  Point,  1822,  as  Second- 
hT?7?^"i  '"  *^^  ,1>*f-  y-  ^-  A'-tillery.  a  crack  regiment.  He  served  in  the  Creek 
and  Wonda  war,  183o-6  on  quartermaster's  duty,  and  was  Quartermaster  of  the 
lerritory  of  Florida,  1837-40.  On  duty  at  the  Northern  frontier  during  the  bbr- 
der  disturbances,  and  m  the  Mexican  war  in  1848-50.  He  was  Chief-Quarter- 
master  ^^  the  Department  of  the  West.  St.  Louis.  1852-6,  and  of  the  Department 
kI  tu^^^'u  ,  "^  '  ^^^^  headquarters  at  San  Antonio.  Here  he  was  taken  prisoner 
by  the  rebels  at  the  beginning  of  the  Civil  War,  and  put  upon  parole.  He  and 
his  family  were  among  the  last  to  leave  Texas  before  the  blockade. 
M«  V  ^^T•  through  the  war  as  Chief-Quartermaster,  with  headquarters  in 
l^n^r.1  Sl^'i^  ^^^^^^  °^  ^^^  "^^P^t  for  supplying  the  army  with  clothing  and 
equippage,  1861-67.  He  organized  this  department  and  displayed  remarkable  ex- 
ecutive  ability.  He  handled  $119,000,000  during  the  war,  and  after  rendering  his 
^^n?"." V"'"  l^"^.Tr?^  *^^  Government  owed  him  42  cents!  This  amount  was 
sent  to  Gen.  David  Hammond  Vinton.  U.  S.  A.,  by  United  States  draft,  with  a 
Ifi  commending  him  for  his  financial  ability  in  handling  5119.000,000  in  war 
"me  with  so  small  a  margin  of  profit  and  loss,  especially  when  the  respon^bili- 
ro^^-^''^  ^°  ^''^^*-  ^^"-  Vinton  never  exchanged  this  small  draft  for  cash!  His 
ser^^l'''^°"  ^^  Brevet-Major-General,  U.  S.  A.,  was  "For  faithful  and  meritorious 
nSi^  *  "^u""^  *^^  rebellion."  When  he  was  retired  from  active  service  he  re- 
paired to  his  country  place  at  Stamford,  Conn.,  where  he  died  in  1873. 

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ter   with   his   brother,    Ralph    Ponieroy,    who    was    Quartermaster- 
General,  during  the  Revolution;  m.  about  1788-89,  Mary  Cook  of 
Newburyport;  he  d.  July,  1812. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1515  Mary  Ann  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  2S,  1790.  + 

1516  Barre  Gore  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  23,  1790.   + 

1517  Ralph  Wheelock  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  12,  1792.  + 

1518  David  Pomeroy. 

1519  John  Cook  Pomeroy,  bp ;  d.  about  1812. 

441  HANNAH  POMEROY,  {Benjawin,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  Dec.  8,  1751,  Hebron,  Conn.;  m.  Dec.  10,  1780,  at  Hebron,  the 
Rev.  David  McClure,  b.  Nov.  18,  1748,  (o.  s.),  Newport,  R.  I., 
son  of  Dea.  John  McClure  of  Boston;  Yale,  1769.  He  assisted 
Dr.  Eleazer  Wheelock  in  founding  Dartmouth  College,  and  taught 
there  1769-1772;  he  was  ordained  a  missionary  to  the  Delaware 
Indians  in  Ohio,  1772;  pastor  of  the  Congregational  Church  at 
East  Windsor,  Conn.,  1786-1809;  trustee  of  Phillips  Academy, 
Exeter,  N.  H.,  and  trustee  of  Dartmouth  College,  from  which  in- 
stitution he  received  the  degree  of  D.D.,  in  1800;  he  d.  June  25, 
1820,  at  South  Windsor,  Conn. ;  Hannah,  his  wife,  d.  there  April 
9,  1814. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1520  Abigail  Wheelock  McClure,  b.  Nov.  14,  1781,  North  Hampton, 
N.  H.;  m.  Dec.  22,  1801,  Oliver  Tudor,  b.  Sept.  4,  1772,  South 
Windsor,  d.  there  Feb.  6,  1845,  son  of  Samuel  Tudor  and  Naomi 
Deggens;  she  d.   Sept.   15,   1853,  South  Windsor,  Conn.   4- 

1521  Rachel  McClintock  McClure,  b.  Oct,  29,  1783,  North  Hamp- 
ton, N.  H. ;  m.  Nov.  27,  1806,  Elihu  Wolcott,  b.  Feb.  12,  1784,  d. 
Dec.  2,  1858,  son  of  Samuel  Wolcott  of  South  Windsor.  He 
represented  East  Windsor  in  the  State  Legislature,  and  in  1830 
moved  to  Jacksonville,  III,  where  he  d. ;  Rachel,  his  wife,  d.  April 
2,  1822,  at  South  Windsor,  Conn.   + 

1522  Mary  Ann  McClure,  b.  Sept.  5,  1786;  d.  July  12,  1789. 

1523  Susanna  Wyllys  McClure,  bp.  Nov.  16,  1788;  d.  about  1824, 

1524  Hannah  Pomeroy  McClure.  bp.  Aug.  28,  1791 ;  d.  Aug.  25,  1804. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Abigail  W.  and  Oliver  Tudor,  (1520): 

1525  Mary  Ann  Tudor,  b.  Sept.  25,  1802;  m.  P.  P.  Whelpley,  (s.  p.)  ; 
m.  (2)  June  16,  1834,  Abner  Brush  of  Ridgefield,  Conn.;  she  d. 
June  23,  1864.  + 

1526  David  McClure  Tudor,  b.  Jan.  17,  1805 ;  m.  Dec.  12,  1839,  Sarah 
Elizabeth  Green,  b.  Dec.  10,  1806,  New  London,  Conn.,  d.  Nov. 
8,  1881,  dau.  of  Col,  Samuel  Green  of  New  London;  he  d.  April 
20,  1880.  4- 

1527  Abigail  Tltkdr,  b.  March  22,  1807;  m,  Abner  Lbren  Reed,  b. 
April  21,  1800,  son  of  Dea.  Abner  Reed  of  South  Windsor;  she  d. 
Sept.  14,  1853,  Conneaut,  Ohio.   + 

1528  Sophia  Haskell  Tudor,  b,    Nov.    1,   1817;  m,    Dec.    16,   1840, 

241  Jtftlt  (gFtt^rattfltt  -  Mthnh 

Charles*Green,  b.  Oct.  17,  1812.  d.  April  7,  1887,  Providence,  R.  I., 
son  of  Col.  Samuel  Green  of  New  London  and  South  Windsor, 
Conn. ;  she  d.  :May  17,  1888.   + 

1529  Pauline  Tudor,  b.  July  8,  1820;  d.  Nov.  30,  1891;  unm. 

Children  of  Rachel  McC.  and  Elihu  Wolcott,  (1521): 

1530  Elizabeth  Ann  Wolcott,  b.  Dec.  26,  1807;  m.  Nov.  28,  1832.  at 
Jacksonville,  111.,  Col.  Carlton  Perry  of  Keokuk,  Iowa.  + 

1531  Elihu  Wolcott,  bp.  June  5,  1S08;  d.  early. 

1532  Hannah  McClure  Wolcott,  b.  June  7,  1811;  m.  Nov.  28,  1832, 
the  Rev.  William  Kirby  of  Jacksonville,  111.,  b.  July  2,  1805,  Alid- 
dletown.  Conn.;  gr.  Yale,  1827;  Yale  Divinity  School,  1831;  or- 
dained a  Congregational  minister  and  moved  to  Illinois,  where  he 
became  superintendent  of  home  missions  for  that  state;  he  d. 
Dec.  30,  1851;  she  d.  Aug.  31,  1858,  Jacksonville,  111.   + 

1533  Samuel  Wolcott,  b^  July  2,  1813,  South  Windsor,  Conn.;  gr. 
Yale,  1833,  and  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  1837;  ordained 
Nov.  13,  1839,  missionary  to  Syria;  superintendent  of  the  Home 
Missionary  Society,  1874-1882;  received  the  degree  of  S.T.D., 
1863;  m.  Sept.  5,  1839,  Catherine  Elizabeth  Wood,  who  d.  at 
Beirut,  Syria;  he  m.  (2)  Nov.  1,  1843,  Harriet  Amanda  Pope, 
dau.  of  Jonathan  Pope  of  Millbury,  Mass.;  he  d.  Feb.  24,  1886, 
Longmeadow,  Mass.   + 

1534  Arthur  Wolcott,  b.  April  10,  1815;  m.  July  12,  1849,  Sarah  A. 
Morrison,  dau.  of  Gen.  William  Morrison  of  Lock  Haven,  Pa.; 
she  d.  Jan.  27,  1851 ;  he  m.  (2)  Clara  Belknap,  dau.  of  Gen.  Wil- 
liam G.  Belknap,  U.  S.  A. ;  he  d.  Nov.  28,  1873.  + 

1535  Elizur  Wolcott,  b.  Aug.  7,  1817;  gr.  Yale,  1839;  he  was  super- 
intendent of  division  of  the  Wabash  railroad;  later  engaged  in 
literary  pursuits  at  Jacksonville,  111.;  m.  July  15,  1846,  Martha 
Lyman  Dwight,  dau.  of  Daniel  Dwight  of  Westmoreland,  N.  H. ; 
he  d.  about  1900,  in  California.   +- 

1536  Frances  Jane  Wolcott,  b.  March  30,  1819;  m.  in  1849,  Barber 
Lewis,  Major  of  United  States  Volunteers  during  the  Civil  War; 
he  settled  in  Memphis,  Tenn.,  where  he  was  elected  Probate  Judge, 
and  member  of  Congress;  s.  p. 

8th  gen.    Child  of  Mary  Ann  and  Abner  Brush,  (1525): 

1537  Mary  Sophia  Brush,  b.  March  2,  1837;  m.  March  2,  1857,  John 
Thomas  Clemens  of  Washington,  D.  C. 

Children  of  David  McC.  and  Sarah  Tudor,  (1526) : 

1538  Mary  Starr  Tudor,  b.  Sept.  19,  1840. 

1539  Sarah  Elizabeth  Tudor,  b.  Dec.  30,  1842;  m.  Oct.  13,  1894,  Ed- 
win Dwight  Farnam  of  South  W^^indsor. 

1540  Louisa  Green  Tudor,  b.  July  5,  1844;  m.  May  28,  1868,  Pierre 
Sythoff  Starr,  M.  D.,  of  Hartford,  Conn. 

Children  of  Abigail  and  Abner  L.  Reed,  (1527): 

1541  Charlotte  Sophia  Reed.        1542    Oliver  Tutxdr  Reed. 

•  Children  of  Sophia  and  Charles  Green,  (1528) : 

1543  Charles  Lanman  Green.  jM.D.,  b.  Sept.  24,  1841;  Surgeon  in 
the  United  States  Navy  during  the  Civil  War;  practicing  physi- 
cian at  Providence,  R.  I. ;  m.  Sept.  28,  1882  Maria  Steuben 
Spooner  of  Hempsted,  L.  I.,  who  d.  May  22,  I883 ;  he  m.  (2) 
Jan.  5,  1888,  Ida  Trimble  of  Philadelphia. 

Children  of  Elisabeth  A.  and  Carlton  Perry,  (1530): 

1544  Catherine  Wolcott  Perry.  1545     Howard  Perry. 
Children  of  Hannah  McC.  and  William  Kirby,  (i53^)- 

1546  Edward  Payson  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  28.  1833,  Blackstock  Grove,  111.; 
er  Illinois  College,  1854;  Common  Pleas  Judge  m  ^vlorgan  county, 
111. ;  law  practice  at  Jacksonville ;  m.  Oct.  28,  1862,  Juli_a  Smith  Dun- 
can, dau.  of  Governor  Duncan  of  Illinois ;  she  d.  July  d  1896 ;  he  m. 
(2)  Oct.  20,  1898,  Lucinda  Gallaher,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William 
Gallaher  of  Jacksonville;  s.  p.  m     V     .  • 

1547  William  Arthltj  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  6,  1837.  IMendon,  111.;  Captain 
of  United  States  Volunteers  during  the  Civil  War;  m.  Sept.  lU, 
1867,  Arabella  Clement,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Joshua  Clement  of  iNew 

Halmpshire.  ,      ,        th  a 

1548  Frances  Caroline  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1840,  Mendon,  III  ;  m.  Aug 
1,  1861,  the  Rev.  James  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  2o,  1829,  son  of 
Hugh  McLaughlin  of  Hudson.  N.  Y. ;  gr.  Ilhnois  College,  18V ; 
ordained  missfonary  to  California,  1861;  d.  Aug.  17,  1870,  Gilroy, 


1549  Catherine  Wolcott  Kirby,  b.  July  8,  1842,  Mendon,  111.;  m. 
Sept.  9,  1862,  Charles  E.  Ross,  son  of  William  G.  Ross  of  Jack- 
sonville ;  she  d.  March  30,  1880,  Jacksonville,  111. 

1550  Helen  McClure  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  12,  1845.  Mendon;  m  June  23, 
1870,  at  Jacksonville,  the  Rev.  Melatiah  Everett  Dwight  b  Uct. 
15,  1841,  South  Hadlev,  Mass.,  d.  Sept.  14,  1907  at  Mt  Ho  yoke 
Mass.,  son  of  John  Dwight  and  wife,  Nancy  Shaw  Everett,  ot 
New  York  City.  He  was  graduated  from  the  College  of  the 
City  of  New  York,  1860;  from  Bellevue  Medical  College,  1864, 
from  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  1866;  traveled  in  Palestine; 
returned  and  engaged  in  missionary  work  in  the  west  nineteen 
years  Mr.  Dwight  was  president  of  the  New  York  Genealogical 
and  Biographical  Society,  and  for  several  years  editor  of  the 
"Genealogical  and  Biographical  Magazine,"  and  author  of  several 
genealogical  works.   +  .io/.n 

1551  Henry  Burges  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1848;  d.  Aug.  4,  1849. 

1552  E£izabeth  Pomeroy  Kirby,  b.  April  1,  1850,  Jacksonville;  grad- 
uated from  Vassar  College,  1872;  unm. 

Children  of  Samuel  and  Harriet  Pope  Wolcott,  (i533)' 

1553  Samuel  Adams  Wolcott,  b.  Sept.  3,  1844,  Longmeadovv,  Mass. ; 
m.  July  25,  1883,  Julia  E.  Neal,  dau.  of  Peter  Neal  of  Brooklyn, 

N   Y 

1554  Henry  Rogers  Wolcott,  b.  March  15,   1846,  Longmeadow;  set- 
tled in  Colorado, 

243  Jtftli  <S?tt^raJt0tt  -  i&thnh 

1555  Edward  Oliver  Wolcott,  b.  March  20,  1848;  went  to  Colorado 
in  1871 ;  in  1889,  he  was  elected  to  the  United  States  Senate ;  re- 
elected in  1895 ;  m.  May  14,  1890,  at  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  Frances  Met- 
calf,  (widow  of  Lyman  K.  Bass). 

1556  Harriet  Agnes  Wolcott,  b.  March  15,  1850,  Belchertown,  Mass.; 
m.  April  29,  1879,  Frederick  O.  Vaille. 

1557  William  Edgar  Wolcott,  b.  April  26,  1852,  Belchertown;  m. 
March  21,  1894,  Cora  AI.  Wadsworth  of  Lawrence;  she  d.  Sept. 
26,  1895. 

1558  Catherine  Ellen  Wolcott,  b.  Aug.  25,  1854,  Providence,  R.  I.; 
m.  Nov.  2,  1880,  Charles  M.  Toll  of  Denver,  Colo. 

1559  Mary  Alice  Wolcott,  b.  May  25,  1858,  Providence,  R.  L;  d. 
Feb.  3,  1859. 

1560  Anna  Louise  Wolcott,  b.  May  25,  1858,  (twin  with  Mary) ; 
Principal  of  the  Miss  Wolcott  School,  Denver,  Colo. 

1561  Clara  Gertrlt)E  Wolcott,  b.  Dec.  17,  1859,  Chicago,  111.;  gr. 
Smith  College,   Northampton,   1883;  unm. 

1562  Herbert  Walter  Wolcott,  b.  Nov.  25,  1861,  Chicago:  m.  Oct.  5, 
1898,  Nellie  May  Gabriel,  dau.  of  William  E.  Gabriel  of  Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

1563  Charlotte  Augusta  Wolcott,  b.  Oct.  20,  1863,  Cleveland,  Ohio; 
gr.  Smith  College,  1896. 

Child  of  Arthur  and  Sarah  A.  Wolcott,   (i^si)'- 

1564  Sarah  Morrison  Wolcott;  adopted  by  an  aunt,  and  named  Sarah 
Morrison  Perry. 

Child  of  Arthur  and  (2d  wife)  Clara  Wolcott,  (1534): 

1565  Bertha  Belknap  Wolcott. 

Children  of  Elizur  and  Martha   Wolcott,   (1535): 

1566  Leofwyn  Wolcott,  b.  Nov.  20,  1847;  d.  Aug.  7,  1858. 

1567  Edith  Dwight  Wolcott,  b.  Dec.  19,  1850;  m.  Dec.  22,  1897,  John 
Herbert  Davis,  Professor  of  Music  at  Randolph-IMacon  College, 
Lynchburg,  Va. 

1568  Elihu  Wolcott,  b.  Dec.  30,  1859;  d.  Aug.  29,  1860. 

1569  May  Mattoon  Wolcott,  b.  May  14,  1863;  m.  Dec.  22,  1886. 
Prof.  Edward  Bull  Clapp,  b.  April  14,  1856,  son  of  Rev.  Charles 
Wells  Clapp;  he  was  Professor  of  the  Greek  Language  and  Lit- 
erature, University  of  California,  at  Berkeley. 

9th  gen.    Children  of  Helen  M.  and  Melatiah  E.  Dwight,  (1550): 

1570  Ellsworth  Everett  Dwight,  b.  March  20,  1871,  Onarga,  III; 
gr.  Princeton  College,  1893;  m.  April  4,  1907,  Margaret  Dexter 
Brush.  Member  of  the  firm  of  Church  &  Dwight  Co.,  soda  manu- 
facturers, New  York  City. 

1571  Richard  Everett  Dwight,  b.  June  21,  1875,  at  Onarga,  111.; 
gr.  Princeton  College,  1897;  enlisted  for  the  Spanish  war  June  26, 
1898,  as  private  in  battery  A,  Penn.  Vol.  L.  Art.;  honorably  dis- 
charged Nov.  19,  1898,  when  the  battery  was  mustered  out  of 
service;  was  in  Porto  Rico  with  Gen.  Miles;  gr.  from  the  New 
York    Law    School,    1899;    m.    Sept.    27,    1899,    Gertrude    Grace. 

ffi^ttralugg  of  tit?  Pomrrnu  3^amtlg  S44 

Member  of  the  law   firm  of   Rounds,   Shurman   &  Dwight,   New 
York   City. 

1572  William  Kirby  Dwight,  b.  Aug.  8,  1879,  Onarga,  111.;  gr. 
Princeton  College,  1901 ;  gr.  New  York  College  of  Physicians  and 
Surgeons,  1905 ;  was  intern  Roosevelt  Hospital,  New  York  City, 
two  years;  was  elected  assistant-surgeon  Roosevelt,  1909;  m.  Feb. 
23,   1909,  Genevieve  Ketchum. 

1573  Katharine  Wolcott  Dwight,  b.  Aug.  13,  1881,  Fairfield,  Iowa; 
gr.  Mount  Holyoke  College,  1905 ;  gr.  Kindergarten  Department  of 
Pratt  Institute,  Brookl\Ti,  N.  Y.,  1907;  m.  May  18,  1911,  Gordon 

I  Lockwood  Berry. 

1574  Marion  Edith  Dwight,  b.  Feb.  27,  1886,  Fairfield,  Iowa;  gr. 
Smith  College,  Northampton,  1910. 

443  ELIHU  POMEROY,  (Benjamin,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Aug.  18,  1755,  in  Hebron,  Conn.;  m.  1776,  Lydia  Barber,  b.  July 
20,  1767,  d.  Aug.  23,  1828,  dau.  of  Capt.  Stephen  Barber  and 
Alice  Cass.  Resided  in  Granville  and  Enfield,  and  Hebron;  he  d. 
April  17,  1834. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1575  Eleazer  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  13,   1776.   + 

1576  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  May  17,  1779.  + 

1577  Elihu  Pomeroy,  b.  1783;  m.  Miss  Hull;  d.  1812. 

1578  Benjamin  Pomeroy,  b.  March  27,  1787.  + 

1579  Stephen  Barber  Pomeroy,  b.  1789.  + 

1580  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  17,  1793.  + 

1581  Rev.  Augustus  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  2,  1795.  + 

445  CAPT.  NATHANIEL  POMEROY,  {Nathaniel,  Joseph,  Medad, 
Eltweed),  b.  May  2Z,  1734,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  Sept.  16,  1756, 
Abigail  King,  b.  Feb.  11,  1739,  d.  Oct.  19,  1823,  dau.  of  Ebenezer 
King;  he  d.  Feb.  12,  1787.  As  a  Captain  in  the  war  of  the  Revo- 
lution he  was  credited  to  Suflfield,  Conn.,  having  joined  Gen. 
Spencer's  regiment  in  1776,  1777  and  1778. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1582  Nathaniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  29,   1758.  + 

1583  Amos  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  19,  1760.  4- 

1584  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  9,  1762;  m.  Jan.  13,  1779,  Samuel 

1585  Susannah  Pomeroy,  b.  March  13,  1765.   + 

1586  Lucena  Pomeroy,  b.  March  6,  1767. 

1587  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  27,  1769;  m.  (1)  April  14,  1793, 
Charlotte  Elizabeth  Mitchell,  who  d.  July  8,  1826;  he  m.  (2)  Aug. 

'  27,  1827,  Betsey  Remington,  who  d.  Feb.  1,  1829;  s.  p. 

1588  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  27,  1770.   + 

1589  Alexander  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.   13,  1773.  + 

1590  Phineas  Pomeroy,  b.   1774.   + 

1591  Chloe  Pomeroy,  b,  Feb.  20,  1775.  + 

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446  LUCINA  POMEROY,  {Nathaniel,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 
Oct.  27,  1736,  Suffield.  Conn.;  m.  April  19,  1759,  James  Smith, 
b.  1733,  d.  Feb.  17,  1787,  son  of  James  Smith  and  Mary  Winchell; 
she  d.  Aug.  28,  1887,  Suffield.       ;  ^.  r-  n    •? 

6th  gen.    Children:  t        ' 

1592  LuciNA  Smith,  b.  Dec.  20,   1759. 

1593  Susanna  Smith,  b.  Dec.  20,   1759,   (twin  with  Lucina). 

1594  James  Smith,  b.  Feb.  22,  1761. 

1595  Medad  Smith,  b.  Oct.  2,  1763;  m.  July  30,  1789,  Elizabeth  Hale, 
dau.  of  John  Hale;  she  d.  Nov.  19,  1847;  he  d.  Oct.  14,  1844, 
Wilmington,  Vt.   + 

1597  Lucina  Smith,  b.  ]March  22,  1766. 

1598  Uriah  Smith,  b.  Dec.  29,   1868. 

1599  Mary  Smith,  b.  Feb.  23,  1771. 

1600  Caroline  Smith,  b.  April  23,  1773. 

1601  Chloe  Smith,  b.  March  24,  1777. 

1602  Daniel  Smith,  b.  Nov.  26,  1779. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Medad  and  Elizabeth  Smith,  (1595): 

1603  Medad  Smith,  b.  May  5,  1790. 

1604  Laura  Smith,  b.  June  16,  1792. 

1605  Sally  Smith,  b.  Oct.  3,  1794. 

1606  James  Smith,  b.  Oct.  19,  1796. 

1607  Obed  Smith,  b.  April  26,  1799. 

1608  Sylvester  Smith,  b. 

1609  Abel  Stacy  Smith,  b.  Nov.  29,  1810,  Wilmington,  Vt.;  m.  Dec. 
24,  1839,  Elizabeth  Briggs  Brewster,  b.  Oct.  31,  1818,  d.  Nov.  23, 
1900,  dau.  of  William  Brewster  of  Parkman,  Me.;  had  8  children. 

448  CAPT.  JOHN  POMEROY,  {Nathaniel,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed), 
b.  March  7,  1741,  in  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  1764,  Elizabeth  King,  b. 
Oct.  25,  1746,  d.  1831,  Poultney,  Vt.,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  King  of 
Suffield ;  he  d.  May  29,  1804.  Paulet,  Vt.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution,  joining  Capt.  Oliver  Hackett's  Company  as  Sergeant, 
May  12,  1775.  He  also  responded  to  the  alarms  from  Lexington, 
nine  days  in  that  service. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1610  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  May  20,  1765,  in  Windsor,  Conn.;  m. 
Mr.  Carter;  d.  Paulet,  Vt.,  1845. 

1611  John  Spencer  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  23,  1767,  Windsor,  Conn.  + 

1612  Olive  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  23,  1769,  Windsor;  m.  Mr.  Taylor;  she 
d.  May  5,  1813,  Paulet,  Vt. 

1613  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  1,  1772;  m.  Mr.  Hastings;  she  d.  May  5, 
1813,  Paulet,  Vt. 

1614  Zadoc  Pomeroy,  b.  July  1,  1774.   + 

1615  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  6,  1776;  m.  Dec.  8,  1801,  Lucy  Farring- 
ton  of  Roxbury;  he  d.  March,  1820,  Boston,  Mass. 

1616  Margaret  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  14,  1779;  m.  Mr.  Blossom;  she  d. 
Aug.  5,  1825,  Paulet,  Vt. 

]  449     DANIEL  POMEROY,    (Nathaniel,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b. 

\  March  20,   1740,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.   July  7,   1768,   Hannah  Hale, 

'I  who  d.  July  2,  1814;  he  d.  June   17,  1777.     He  was  a  private  in 

Capt.  Clark's  Company  in  the  Revolution. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1617  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  7,   1769.  + 

1618  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  March  25,  1771 ;  d.  May  10,  1771. 

1619  Hannah  Pomeroy,  b.  April  20,  1772, 

1620  Elizabeth  Pomeroy,  b.  March  13,  1776. 

450  ASA  POMEROY,  {Nathaniel,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  June 
1,  1749,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  Dec.  15,  1771,  Mary  King,  b.  Dec.  7, 
1746,  d.  Feb.  22,  1824,  dau.  of  Thomas  King.  He  responded  to 
the  Lexington  and  Concord  alarms  preceding  the  Revolution.  He 
d.  March  9,  1806. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  in  Suffield,  Conn.: 

1621  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  March  12,  1773. 

1622  Asa  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  15,  1774.   + 

1623  Huldah  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  29,  1776.   + 

1624  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  Jan.  4,  1779. 

1625  Ruth  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  15,  1781;  m.  Stodard  Pasco,  son  of 
Jonah  Pasco  and  Sarah  Allen. 

1626  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  June  15,  1783;  m.  Nancy  Sheldon,  b.  1786, 
dau.  of  John  Sheldon  and  Sabra  March;  she  d.  Aug.  13,  1862;  he 
d.  April  22,   1868;  s.  p. 

1627  Israel  Pomeroy,  b.  May  22,  1786.  + 

451  NOAH  POMEROY,  {Noah,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltweed),  b.  Jan. 
24,  1733,  Suffield,  Ct.;  m.  Oct.  15,  1753, -Elizabeth  Norton. 

6th  gen.    Child: 

1628  Nathaniel  Pomeroy,  b.  1755.  + 

453     ELIAKIM    POMEROY,    {Noah,    Joseph,    Medad,    Eltweed),    b. 
May  3,   1735,   Suffield,   Conn.;  m.   Oct.    19,    1758,   Sarah   Sheldon, 
who  d.  Nov.  25,  1813,  aged  78;  he  d.  June  19,  1790,  Suffield,  Conn. 
6th  gen.    Children,  b.  Suffield: 

1629  Olive  Pomeroy,  b.  June  14,  1759;  m,  Jan.,  1802,  Joseph  Jones, 
who  d.  March  3,  1835;  she  d.  April  24,  1835;  s.  p. 

1630  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  May  7,  1761.   + 

1631  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  March  8,  1763.   + 

1632  Jonathan  Remington  Pomeroy,  b.  1764;  his  father  left  him  £75 
in  his  will;  d.  1803;  unm. 

1633  Epaphras  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  1,  1765.   + 

1634  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  5,  1766;  d.  April  17,  1767. 

1635  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.   11,  1770.  + 

1636  Rebecca  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  5,  1772.   + 

1637  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  7,  1774.   + 

1638  Achsah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  7,  1777.  + 

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454     ABIGAIL    POMEROY,     (Noah,    Joseph,    Medad,    Eltweed),    b. 

Suffield,  Oct.   14,   1736;  m.  Bildad  Gibbons.     Resided,  Wheatland, 

N.  Y.   ' 

6th  gen.    Children: 
1639    Oliver  Gibbons.  1640    Thankful  Gibbons. 

It  is  said  there  were  three  other  children. 

458  JONATHAN  POMEROY,  {Noah,  Joseph,  Medad,  Eltiueed),  b. 
Sept.  13,  1743,  Suffield,  Conn.;  m.  March  7,  1771,  Prudence 
Austin,  b.  1747,  d.  Jan.  15,  1837;  he  d.  Sept.  24,  1808.  He  re- 
sponded to  the  alarms  of  Lexington  and  Concord;  also,  joined 
Capt.  Oliver  Hackett's  Company  in  the  Revolution,  from  Suffield, 
May  13,  1775. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Suffield: 

1641  Prudence  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  27,  1772;  m.  Zalmon^Root. 

1642  Jonathan  Remington  Pomeroy,  b.  May  31,  1773.  + 

1643  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  6,  1775 ;  d.  same  year. 

1644  Beulah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  28,  1775;  d.  Dec.  30,  1775. 

1645  Beulah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  25,  1777;  m.  (1)  Mr.  Dibble;  m.  (2) 
Mr.  Hale. 

1646  Rufus  PoiiEROY,  b.  March  14}  1779. 

461     RUTH    POMEROY,    (Noah,   Joseph,   Medad,   Eltweed),   b.    Feb. 
8,  1751,  at  Suffield,  Conn. ;  m.  Nov.  16,  1775,  Abner  Bellamy. 
6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Suffield: 

1647  Abner  Bellamy,  b.  and  d.  Feb.  4,  1778. 

1648  Silas  Bellamy,  b.  Jan.  17,  J 782. 

1649  Ruth   Bellamy,  b.  about   1785. 

1650  Noah  Bellamy,  b.  March  12,  1788;  d.  soon. 

1651  Abigail  Bellamy,  b.  March  12,  1788,  (twin  with  Noah). 

1652  Noah  L.  Bellamy,  b.  July  2,  1790. 

488  SAMUEL  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  7,  1729;  m.  1752,  Chloe  Kingsley,  b.  Aug.  16,  1731,  dau. 
of   Ebenezer   Kingsley. 

6th  gen.    Children: 
1653     Samuel  Pomeroy,  d.  young. 
'  1654     Chloe  Pomeroy,  bp.  1755 ;  m.  Edward  Wright  of  Chester. 

1655  John  Pomeroy,  bp.  1757. 

1656  Ira  Pomeroy,  bp.  1759.   + 

1657  Nancy  Pomeroy,  b.  June  3,   1766.   + 

1658  Mabel  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  30,  1769 ;  m.  David  Hamilton  of  Chester. 

489  HANNAH  POMEROY,  (Samuel,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
May  23,  1732;  m.  1752,  Aaron  Searle,  b.  1727,  d.  Sept.  27,  1810, 
son  of  Nathaniel  Searle  and  Priscilla  Webb;  she  d.  Nov.  6,  1793. 

{ — —     — 

]  6th  gen.    Children: 

]  1659    Hannah   Se.\rle,  b.   1753;  m.   1797,  Edward  Porter  of  Hawley, 

'\  where  he  lived  and  d. 

1660  Naomi  Se.\rle,  b.  1755;  m.  Capt.  Daniel  Ludington  of  West 
Springfield,  iMass. ;  he  was  in  Shays's  rebellion  of  1788. 

1661  Lucy  Searle,  b.  1759;  m.  1788,  Moses  Clark,  son  of  Aaron. 

1662  Aaron  Searle,  b.  1761;  m.  and  moved  to  Bridport,  Vt. ;  soldier 
in  the  War  of  the  Revolution;  removed  to  Ohio.   + 

1663  Dolly  Se-\rle,  b.   1763. 

1664  Phineas  Searle,  b.  about  1765 ;  moved  to  Bridport,  Vt. 

1665  Samuel  Searle,  b.  1768;  moved  to  Bridport. 

1666  Ira  Searle,  b.  1770;  m.  (1)  1793,  Polly  Everett;  m.  (2)  1806, 
Catherine  Coleman,  dau.  of  Lemuel  Coleman  and  Catherine  Ed- 

1667  Luther  Searle,  b.  1773;  he  moved  to  Milton,  Vt.,  1814,  thence 
to  Pennsylvania. 

yth  gen.    Child  of  Aaron  Searle,  (1662): 

1668  Samuel  Searle,  b.  1805;  living  in  Bridport  in  1888. 

490  AARON  POMEROY,  {Samuel,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
April  22,  1734;  m.  (1)  Dec.  22,  1759,  Eholoma  Burt;  m.  (2)  Oct. 
6,  1764,  Eunice  Clark,  b.  1738,  d.  1816,  dau.  of  Selah  Clark  and 
Eunice  Wright; -he  d.  July  14,  1819. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1669  Eholoma  Pomeroy,  bp.  April  27,  1766;  m.  March  9,  1788,  Supply 

1670  Aaron  Pomeroy,  Jr.,  bp.  Aug.  18,  1767.  + 

1671  Eunice  Pomeroy,  bp.  Aug.  4,  1776. 

491  ANNA  POMEROY,  {Samuel,' Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1736; 
m.  about  1757,  Gideon  Searle,  b.  1731 ;  she-  m.  (2)  Aug.  17,  1800, 
Nathaniel  Searle,  who  d.  Oct.  20,  1806;  she  d.  Oct.  31,  1817. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1672  Anna  Se-\rle,  b.  1758;  m.  1781,  Seth  Hannum;  she  d.  Sept.  27, 
1846;  he  d.  1814,  ae.  57.   + 

1673  Dorcas  Searle,  b.  1760;  m.  1780,  Samuel  Coleman;  he  d.  1832; 
s.  p. 

1674  Phebe  Searle,  b.  1762 ;  m.  1784,  Benoni  Hannum ;  she  d.  1810.  + 

1675  Gideon  Searle,  b.  1764;  m.  1785,  Mrs.  Louisa  Loomis;  he  d.  1804. 

1676  Dr.  Jesse  Searle,  b.  1765;  m.  Naomi  Clapp,  b.  March  3,  1773, 
d.  1830,  dau.  of  Selah  Clapp  and  Abigail  Clark.  They  settled  in 
Otisco,  N.  Y. 

1677  Violet  Searle,  b.  1768;  m.  1788,  Aretus  Sheldon,  son  of  Ebenezer 
Sheldon  and  Sarah  Strong;  she  d.   1791. 

1678  Esther  Searle,  b.  1770;  m.  1797,  Behan  Strong,  son  of  Elihu 
Strong  and  wife  Thankful  Sheldon;  he  d.  1818,  ae.  46;  she  m.  (2) 
Edward  Porter  of  Hadley,  Mass.;  she  d.  1851. 

1679  Gaius  Searle,  b.  March  1,  1772;  m.  Nov.  10,  1798,  Electa  Day 
of  West  Springfield,  Mass.;  she  d.  July  25,  1818;  he  m.  (2)   1819, 

249  Wxttli^tmrvdmn  -  (Unltb 

Mrs.  Jemima  Lyman  Clark,  who  d.  1838;  he  m.  (3)   1839,  Esther 
Pomeroy  of  Williamsburg,  Mass.;  he  d.  Aug.  14,  1858.   + 

1680  Nancy  Searle,  b.  1776;  m.  1799,  Rufus  Searl,  son  of  Abijah 
Searl  and  wife  Elizabeth  Clapp;  she  d.  Dec.  22,  1861.   + 

1681  Heman  Searle,  b.  1778;  m.  1801,  Abigail  Clapp,  dau.  of  Selah 
Clapp  and  Abigail  Clark;  she  d.  1851,  ae.  70;  he  m.  (2)  1851, 
Sarah  Edwards,  dau.  of  Luther  Edwards  and  wife  Sarah  Sheldon; 
she  d.  Feb.  18,  1874,  ae.  84;  he  d.  Oct.  9,  1862.  + 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Anna  and  Seth  Hanniim,  (i6j2): 

1682  Naomi  Hannum,  b.  Jan.  7,  1783;  d.  1802. 

1683  Anna  Hannum,  b.  Aug.  18,  1784. 

1684  Dorcas  Hannum,  b.  July  28,  1786;  d.  1811. 

1685  Lewis  Hannum,  b.  Aug.  19,  1788;  d.  June  15,  1812,  South  Had- 
ley,  Mass. 

1686  Zelotus  Hannum,  b.  July  17,  1793;  m.  and  had  three  sons. 

1687  Jerusha  Hannum,  b.  May  19,  1795;  m.  1814,  Chester  Clapp,  son 
of  Joel   Clapp  and   Mercy   Pomeroy;  she  d.   July  23,  1882. 

1688  Seth  Hannum,  Jr.,  b.  July  31,  1797. 

Children  of  Phehe  and  Benoni  Hannum,  (1674): 

1689  QuARTus  Hannum,  b.  Aug.  26,  1785;  m.  1811,  Jane  Rogers,  dau. 
of  John  Rogers  and  wife  Jane  Stephenson. 

1690  Orin  Datus  Hannum,  b.  1786;  m.  1813,  Sally  Sprague. 

1691  Phebe  Hannum,  b.  Nov.  5,  1789;  m.  1813,  Chauncey  Howard. 

1692  Alsa  Hannum,  b. ;  m.  Friend  Knowlton  of  Ashfield,  Mass. 

Children  of  Gains  and  Electa  Searl,  (1679): 

1693  Flavius  Searl,  b.  1799;  d.  1805. 

1694  Calvin  Bliss  Searl,  b.   1801;  d.  1815. 

1695  Fidelia  Searl,  b.  July  22,  1803;  m.  Oct.  11,  1823,  Dr.  Josiah  A. 

1696  Electa  Searl,  b.  Jan.  5,  1806;  m.  July,  1829,  Homer  Spencer;  d. 
April  3,    1831. 

1697  Flavius  Searl,  b. ;  d.  soon. 

1698  Flavius  Searl,  b.  1814;  m.  Aug.  29,  1838,  Abigail  D.  Brown  of 
Brimfield,  Mass.;  physician,  and  celebrated  for  skill  in  dentistry; 
practiced  medicine  in  Springfield;  d.  there. 

1699  Calvin  Day  Searl,  b.  July  14,  1818 ;  m.  and  d.  in  Ohio. 

Children  of  Nancy  and  Rufus  Searl,  (1680): 

1700  Pamelia  Searl,  b.  1800;  d.  1802. 

1701  Pamelia  Searl,  b.  1802 ;  d.  Sept.  23,  1839. 

1702  Anna  Searl,  b.  Dec.  31,  1804;  d.  Oct.  12,  1820. 

1703  HoPHNi  Searl,  b.  Dec.  6,  1806;  m.  1832,  Louisa  Boleyn  of  New 

1704  Almena  Searl,  b.  Feb.  1,  1809;  m.  1828,  James  Andrus  Thorpe. 
:  1705     Rufus  C.  Searl,  b.  Jan.  5,  1811;  m.  Charles  Searl,  son  of  Henry 

L. ;  lives  at  Hartford,  Conn. 

1706  Julius  Searl,  b.  1813;  d.  at  New  Haven,  Conn.,  1877. 

1707  Nancy  Searl,  b.  Dec.  17,  1815 ;  m.  Daniel  Morgan. 

1708  Dorcas  Searl,  b.   1818;  d.  1822. 

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1709  Lewis  Searl,  b.   1821;  d.   1824. 

Children  of  Henian  and  (ist  zinfe)  Abigail  Searl,  (1681): 

1710  AcHSAH  Searl,  b.  Oct.  18,  1801 ;  m.  1822,  Gad  C.  Lyman,  son  of 
Gaius  Lyman  and  wife  Tryphena  Clark;  she  d.   1828;  s.  p. 

1711  Jesse  Searl,  b.  Nov.  1,  1803;  m.  Jan.  9,  1830,  Jane  Stedman  of 
Manchester,  Conn.;  he  d.  Aug.  25,  1852;  descendants  now  living 
at  Southampton,  Kansas  City,  and  Alaska. 

1712  Abigail  Searl,  b.  Dec.  21,  1805;  m.  1827,  Rufus  S.  Clark;  d. 
Aug.  15,  1853. 

1713  Harriet  Searl,  b.  June  20,  1808;  m.  Jan.  1,  1827,  Milton  A. 

1714  Gideon  Searl,  b.  March  5,  1810;  m.  Almira  Betham  of  Schenec- 
tady, N.  Y.;  gr.  Union  College,  1830;  d.  Aug.  14,  1837,  Green- 
ville, Ohio. 

1715  Heman  L.  Searl,  b.  July  10,  1812;  m.  Nov.  30,  1837,  Barbary 

1716  Naomi  E.  Searl,  b.  July  12,  1814;  m.  1842,  Jonathan  N.  Judd. 

1717  Orissa  Moseley  Searl,  b.  April  23,  1816;  m.  Oct.  2,  1837,  Dr. 
B.  Wells  of  Utica,  N.  Y. 

1718  Emily  A.  Searl,  b.  June  1,  1820;  m.  1840,  Charles  A.  Barrows  of 
Hubbardstown,  Mass.,  son  of  Francis  A.  Barrows;  children  live  in 
Newton,  Mass. 

1719  Infant,  b.  and  d.  1822. 

1721  Francis  N.  Searl,  b.  July  21,  1823;  m.  Sarah  Clark,  dau.  of 

492  CAPT.  ABNER  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed), 
b.  Sept.  7,  1734,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  (1)  1755,  Mary  French; 
m.  (2)  about  1778,  Mercy  Sheldon,  b.  1743-4,  dau.  of  Noah 
Sheldon  and  Mary  Bascom.  He  had  five  years  service  in  the 
War  of  the  Revolution  as  Lieutenant  and  Captain.  After  the 
war  they  removed  to  Plattsburg,  N.  Y.  Abner  Pomeroy,  of 
Southampton,  joined  Captain  Lemuel  Pomeroy's  company  as 
Lieutenant,  April  21,  1775;  also,  joined  Col.  John  Fellows'  regi- 
ment as  Captain,  Aug.  1,  1775;  also,  joined  Capt.  John  Kirkland's 
company,  as  First  Lieutenant,  Aug.  16,  1775 ;  also,  joined  Col. 
Ezra  Wood's  regiment,  as  Captain,  Jan.  26,  1779. 

6th  gen.    Children  by  ist  zvife: 

1722  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  11,  1756;  m.  Dec.  21,  1776,  Asahel  Han- 
num;  she  d.    1837. 

1723  Charity  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  19,  1757.  + 

1724  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  March  29,  1758;  m.  1779,  Elijah  Bartlett. 

1725  Abner  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  7,  1760;  d.  1763. 

1726  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  24,  1762;  soldier  of  the  Revolution. 

1727  Silas  Pomeroy,  b.  April  16,  1764.   + 

1728  Electa  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  26,  1765 ;  d.  April  19,  1767. 

1729  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.   May  2,   1766.   + 

1730  Electa  Pomeroy,  b.  July  17,   1768;  m.  +     . 

1731  Cynthia  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  Dec.  21,  1770. 

251  3Ftftij  S^n^ratuin  -  Olakb 

1732    Cynthia  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  20,  1772;  m.  May  3,  1789,  John  Nichol 
of  Northampton. 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

1734  LucRETiA  Pomeroy,  b.  1780,  Plattsburg,  N.  Y. 

1735  Abner  Pomeroy,  b.  1782.        1737     Phebe  Pomeroy,  b.  178/. 

1736  Mercy  Pomeroy,  b.  1785. 

493  ELIJAH  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Aug. 
22,  1736,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  1766,  Ruth  Phelps,  b.  April  6 
1738,  Northampton,  d.  Sept.  24,  1823,  Southampton,  dau.  of 
Samuel  Phelps  and  Mindwell  Fowler.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
French  and  Indian  wars.  Settled  in  the  northern  part  of  Souths 
ampton  and  became  a  prosperous  farmer.  He  d.  there  intestate, 
Dec  3  1792,  and  an  inventory  of  his  estate,  amounting  to  ±65o, 
was  filed  March  29,  1793,  and  the  distribution  (May  16,  1793) 
was  made  to  his  widow  and  children,  Elijah,  Enoch,  Samuel,  Ruth, 
and  Joel. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1738  Elijah  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1768;  d.  1793;  unm. 

1739  Dea.  Stephen  Pomeroy,  b.  June  20,  1769.  + 

1740  Dr.  Enoch  Pomeroy,  b.  July  20,  1771.  + 

1741  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  May  13,  1774,  + 

1742  Ruth  Pomeroy,  b.  April  10,  1777.  + 

1743  Joel  Pomeroy,  b.  July  13,  1780.   + 

494     ELEANOR    POMEROY,    {Caleb,    Samuel,    Caleb,    Eltweed),    b. 
April    11,    1738,    Southampton,    Mass.;    m.    Oct.    21,    1762,   James 
Hulbert,  Jr.,  b.  Sept.  20,  1735,  d.  Jan.  9,  1824,  son  of  James  Hul- 
bert  and  Mary  Gauslin;  she  d.  April  21,  1823. 
6th  gen.    Children,  all  b.  Northampton,  Mass.: 

1744  Seth  Hulbert,  b.  July  8,  1763;  m.  March  6,  1782,  Priscilla  Pom- 
eroy, b.  June  15,  1764,  Southampton,  dau.  of  Elisha  Pomeroy  and 
Priscilla  Searle;  he  d.  Feb.  24,  1783;  s.  p.  ,      .    ,^      u 

'    1745     Eleanor  Hulbert,  b.  Nov.  22,  1764;  m.  Mr.  Day;  she  d,  M^rch 
20,  1785.  ^  ^  .J 

1746  Rhoda  Hulbert,  b.  April  15,  1766;  m.  (1)  Erastus  Bndgman; 
m    (2)    Perley  Morgan.   + 

1747  Rachel  Hulbert,  b.  Dec.  29,  1768;  m.  Oct.  11,  1787,  Elijah  Tay- 
lor, b.  Oct.  3,  1763,  d.  Aug.  23,  1841,  son  of  Reuben  Taylor;  she 
d.  March  21,  1845.     Res.,  Lyons,  N.  Y.   + 

1748  Samuel  Hulbert,  b.  Aug.  7,  1770;  d.  July,  1772. 

1749  Moses  Hulbert,  b.  Aug.  7,  1770,  (twin  with  Samuel);  m.  Miss 
Harmon,  Easthampton.  <•  tti--  v, 

1750  Phebe  Hulbert,  b.  July  6,  1773;  m.  Elijah  Parsons,  son  of  Elijah, 
Northampton.  ^      ,     ,     ^ 

1751  Achsah  Hulbert,  b.  May  25,  1775;  m.  179d,  Noah  Strong,  son 
of  Enos.   + 

1752  Samuel  Hulbert,  b.  May  12,  1777;  d.  March  26,  1860. 

1753  Joel  Hulbert,  b.  Aug.  1,  1779;  d.  April  15,  1855;  unm. 

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i  1754    James  Hulbert,  b.  June  29,  1782 ;  d.  May  6,  1863. 

.1  yth  gen.   Children  of  Rhoda  and  Erastus  Bridgman,  (1J46): 

1755  Clark  Bridgman, 
1755.1  Daughter  Bridgman,  m.  Oliver  Warner. 

Children  of  Rachel  and  Elijah  Taylor,  b.  Northampton,  (1747):- 

1756  Betsey  Taylor,  b.  Sept.  19,  1788;  m.  Oct.  31,  1820,  Abel  Marsh; 
d.  Aug.  9,  1875,  Coldwater,  Mich. 

1757  Theodosia  Taylor,  b.  Jan.  8,  1790;  m.  Calvin  L.  Palmiter;  d. 
March  16,  1875,  Lyons,  N.  Y. 

%  1758    Polly  Taylor,  b.  Aug.  25,  1791;  d.  Oct.  4,  1811;  unm. 

\  1759    Rachel  Taylor,  b.  Aug.   12,  1793;  m.  Daniel  F.  Smith;  d.  Jan. 

14,  1880. 

1760  Ruth  Taylor,  b.  Jan.  5,  1796;  d.  April  18,  1810.  . 

1761  Sybil  Taylor,  b.  April  16,  1799;  m.  Charles  Parsons;  d.  Aug.  16, 
1883,  Batavia,  N.  Y. 

1762  Pamelia  Taylor,  b.  Oct.  9,  1801 ;  m.  Sept.  30,  1822,  Ira  Wells,  b. 
July  15,  1794,  Cambridge,  N.  Y.,  d.  April  11,  1882,  son  of  Henry 
Wells  and  Rebecca  Collins;  she  d.  Nov.  14,  1891.   + 

1763  Elijah  Pomeroy  Taylor,  b.  Feb.  2,  1805;  m.  Jan.,  1828,  Jerusha 
Delling;  d.  Nov.  21,  1881,  Lyons,  N:  Y. 

Children  of  Achsah  and  Noah  Strong,  (ly^i): 

1764  Phebe  Strong,  b.  April  14,  1797;  d.  Aug.  1,  1869,  unm. 

1765  Horatio  Strong,  b.  Aug.  1,  1799;  d.  Nov.  20,  1802. 

1766  Achsah  Strong,  b.  Oct.  23,  1802;  m.  (1)  Waitstill  Root  Strong; 
m.   (2)    Chester  Morrell. 

1767  Frederick  Strong,  b.  Jan.  19,  1805. 

1768  Eleanor  Strong,  b.  Aug.  16,  1807;  m.  Thomas  Lyman. 

1769  Elizabeth  Strong,  b.  Aug.  1,  1810;  m.  in  1841,  Robert  Porter, 
Essex,  111. 

1770  Jonathan  Clark  Strong,  b.  Sept.  1,  1814;  d,  March  29,  1832. 

8th  gen.   Children  of  Pamelia  and  Ira  Wells,  (1J62): 

1771  Harriet  Hart  Wells,  b.  Sept.  1,  1823,  Red  Creek,  N.  Y.;  m. 
Sept.  25,  1844,  Edwin  J.  Andrews ;  she  d.  1880,  Lyons,  N.  Y. 

1772  Graham  Albert  Wells,  b.  April  19,  1827,  Red  Creek;  m.  Sept. 
14,  1864,  Amelia  A.  Wells;  he  d.  June  25,  1904,  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

1773  Frances  Augusta  Wells,  b.  Feb.  25,  1831,  Lyons;  m.  Aug.  14, 
1854,  Jesse  C.  Wisner. 

1774  Edward  Bridgman  Wells,  b.  April  12,  1833,  Prattsburg,  N.  Y. ; 
m.  Alice  Gregory;  he  d.  April  1,  1908,  Oyde,  N.  Y. 

1775  Olivia  Parmelia  Wells,  b.  Nov.  23,  1836,  Prattsburg,  N.  Y.; 
m.  June  15,  1858,  Samuel  Newell  Dada,  b.  Dec.  7,  1826,  Cortland, 
N.  Y.,  son  of  Lemuel  Dada  and  Merinda  Budlong.   H- 

1776  Ira  Baxter  Wells,  b.  Feb.  18,  1839;  m.  Oct.  14,  1879,  Mary  C. 
Wolf;  he  d.  May  3,  1844,  Columbus,  Ohio. 

1777  Sarah  Rebecca  Wells,  b.  March  3,  1843;  m.  Dec.  9,  1864,  Cor- 
nelius Van  de  Vort;  she  d.  Aug.  11,  1879,  Phelps,  N.  Y. 

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pth  gen.    Children  of  Olivia  and  Samuel  N.  Dada,  (1775): 

1778  George   Salmon   Dada,   b.   Aug.    15,    1860;   m,   Oct.    11,    , 

Amelia   Hamilton. 

1779  Gertrude  Merinda  Dada,  b.  Aug.  16,  1862;  m.  Jan.  16,  1888, 
William  B.  Fuller. 

1780  Harriet  Elizabeth  Dada,  b.  Aug.  16,  1864;  m.  Sept.  18,  1885, 
Lemuel  E.  Storms. 

1781  William  Newell  Dada,  b.  Feb.  8,  1868. 

1782  Edward  Wells  Dada,  b.  Aug.  6,  1873;  m.  May  9,  1895,  Maud 

1783  Charles  Graham  Dada,  b.  July  28,  1875;  m.  Dec.  7,  1907,  Ada 

495  CALEB  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  July 
10,  1740,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  Sept.  20,  1770,  Chloe  Strong, 
b.  June  22,  1744,  d.  1821,  dau.  of  Aaron  and  Rachel  Strong;  he 
d.  Dec.  19,  1810;  military  service  in  the  Revolution  from  Hamp- 
shire Co. ;  joined  Capt.  Simeon  Clap's  company  May  10,  1777. 
Farmer.     Southampton,  Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1784  Chloe  Pomeroy,  bp.  1772;  m.  Oct.  14,  1792,  Willard  Slack  of 
Northampton,  Mass.,  who  d.  Jan.  16,  1854,  West  Farms,  Mass.; 
she  d.  there  April  6,  1857. 

1785  Anna  Pomeroy,  bp.  1774.  + 

1786  Caleb  Pomeroy,  b.  1777. 

1787  Gershom  Pomeroy,  b.  1779;  d.  1806. 

1788  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  1782.  + 

496  CHLOE  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  bp.  Nov. 
29,  1741;  m.  Aug.  17,  1769,  Simeon  Strong  (his  2d  wife),  b. 
Dec.  23,  1734,  d.  Jan.  7,  1820,  son  of  Matthew  Strong  and  Sarah 
Sheldon;  she  d.  March  1,  1826. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1789  Simeon  Strong,  bp.  July  9,  1770;  d.  July,  1772. 

1790  Levi  Strong,  bp.  Nov.  24,  1771 ;  d.  March  24,  1776. 

1791  Hannah  Strong,  bp.  Sept.  5,  1773;  d.  March  24,  1776. 

1792  Simeon  Strong,  b.  Feb.  5,  1775 ;  d.  May  13,  1786. 

1793  Hannah  Strong,  bp.  March  16,  1777;  m.  1796,  Aaron  Rice;  she 
d.  Aug.  6,  1798. 

1794  Levi  Strong,  bp.  Nov.  24,  1779. 

1795  Joseph  Strong,  bp.  May  2,  1780. 

1796  Nathaniel  Strong,  bp.  May  2,  1783. 

1797  Chloe  Strong,  bp.  Feb.  27,  1785. 

1798  Jerusha  Strong,  bp.  Jan.  11,  1789. 

498  ENOS  POMEROY,  {Caleb,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  h.  1746; 
m.  (1)  about  1767,  Freedom  Clark,  b.  1748,  d.  1786,  dau.  of  Capt. 
Timothy  Clark  and  Freedom  Edwards;  m.  (2)  Nov.  30,  1797, 
Miriam  (Bartlett)  Wolcott;  he  d.  1813. 

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6th  gen.    Children: 

1799  Enos  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  4,  1768;  m.  (1)  May  25,  1797,  Phebe 
Clapp;  m.  (2)  April  28,  1817,  Mrs.  Achsah  Wright;  he  d.  about 
1813,  in  Easthampton;  s.  p.  -• 

1800  Sylvia  Pomeroy,  b.  May  5,  1770.  + 

1801  Hannah   Pomeroy,   b.    1776;  m.   Adolphus    of   Wyoming 

county,  N.  Y. 

1802  Dr.  Saul  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1779.  + 

1803  W^ARHAM  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  29,  1781.  + 

1804  Seth  Pomeroy,  b.  1784.  + 

1805  Freedom  Pomeroy,  b.  1786.  + 

Child  by  2d  wife: 

1806  Infant,  d.  soon. 

501     SOLOMON   POMEROY,    {Caleb,   Samuel,   Caleb,   Elfweed),  bp. 

Jan.  26,  1752;  m.  Oct.  6,  1779,  Rachel  Alvord,  bp.  Sept.  25,  1757, 

d.  April  25,    1831 ;  settled   in  Easthampton,  where  he  d.   Nov.  6, 

\i    1829.     It  is  possible  that  this  is  the  Solomon  Pomeroy  who  joined 

Capt.  Solomon  White's  company  from  Southampton,  May  20,  1777. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1807  Solomon  Pomeroy,  b.   1781.  + 

1808  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  bp.  1783 ;  m.  1800,  Jonathan  Wolcott  of  South- 
ampton; she  d.  Sept.  15,  1816. 

1809  Theodosia  Pomeroy,  b.  at  Easthampton,  1785. 

1810  Sylvester  Pomeroy,  b.  at  Easthampton,  1786. 

522  LOIS  POMEROY,  (Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  May 
29,  1749,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  1772,  Zadoc  Hubbard,  b.  Jan., 
1749,  Westfield,  Mass.,  son  of  Daniel  Hubbard  (John  Hulburd, 
John  Hulburd,  William  Hulburd  who  came  to  Dorchester  in  1630, 
to  Windsor  in  1636,  to  Northampton  in  1657)  and  Naomi  Root. 
Daniel  changed  his  name  from  Hulburd  to  Hubbard  in  1755,  it 
having  been  spelled  also  Hulbert,  the  change  being  made  after  he 
located  in  Pittsfield.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution.  Lois 
Pomeroy  Hubbard  d.  1779,  at  Lansboro,  Mass.;  he  m.  (2)  about 
1780,  Mrs.  Sally  (Lobdell)  Sprague,  b.  Sept.  29,  1746,  Ridge- 
field,  Conn.,  d.  Dec.  2,  1838,  Chenango  Forks,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of 
Joshua  Lobdell  and  Sarah  Scott;  he  d.  in  1814,  at  Aurora,  N.  Y. 
6th  gen.    Children  by  ist  wife,  b.  Lansboro,  Mass.: 

1811  Zadoc  Hubbard,  Jr.,  b.  1773;  m.  Feb.  19,  1795,  Mrs.  Polly  Blos- 
som of  Lenox,  Mass. ;  he  d.  1823,  at  Onondaga  Hill,  N.  Y.   + 

1812  Nathan  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.,  1775;  m.  June  4,  1801,  Alma  Belden, 
b.  Jan.  7,  1777,  in  Lenox,  Mass.,  dau.  of  Oliver  Belden  (Silas, 
Jonathan,  John,  Richard)  and  Ann  Woodruff  (his  2d  wife)  : 
he  d.  1813,  at  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  she  m.  (2)  1817,  David  Seymour, 
Jr.,  (who  had  previously  m.  Sally  Hubbard,  dau.  of  Zadoc  Hub- 
bard and  Sarah  Lobdell  Sprague);  Alma  d.  in  1828;  Mr.  Sey- 
mour m.  (3)  Cynthia  Holdbridge;  he  was  b.  in  Norwalk,  Conn., 
1772,  d.  in  Lisle,  N.  Y.,  1856.  +. 

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1813  Lois  Hubbard,  b.  June  20,  1777;  m.  Jan.  4,  1801,  Stephen  Wells, 
Jr.,  of  Lenox,  Mass.,  (Edward,  Edward,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Na- 
thaniel), b.  June  20,  1777,  d.  April  21,  1846,  Brocton,  N.  Y.;  she 
d.  March  24,^1861,  bu.  at  Hedgesville,  N.  Y.   + 

Jth  gen.    Children  of  Zadoc  and  Polly  Hubbard,  (i8ii): 

1814  Lois  Hubbard.  1817    Polly  Hubbard. 

1815  Amos  Hubbard.  1818    Eunice  Hubbard. 

1816  Daniel   Hubbard. 

Children  of  Nathan  and  Alma  Hubbard,  (1812): 

1819  Franklin  Hubbard,  b.  Oct.  21,  1801;  m.  1828,  Maria  Eggleston 
Seymour,  dau.  of  Ira  Seymour  (David,  John,  John,  Thomas, 
Richard)  and  Ruth  Patterson,  b.  March  31,  1806,  d.  1888;  he  d. 
1865,  Davenport,  Iowa.     Resided  in  ^Mercer,  Pa. 

1820  Chauncey  Pomeroy  Hubbard,  b.  Nov.  17,  1803,  Pittsfield,  Mass. ; 
m.  Aug.  3,  1831,  Mary  Wells,  b.  Jan.  25,  1807,  Lenox,  Mass.,  d. 
Sept.  8,  1898,  Fredonia,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Stephen  Wells  (Stephen, 
Edward,  Edward,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Nathaniel)  and  Lois  Hub- 
bard. (Mary  Wells  Hubbard  was  eighth  in  descent  from  Richard 
Warren  and  William  Brewster  of  the  Mayflower.)  Chauncey 
Pomeroy  Hubbard  and  wife  were  original  members  of  the  First 
Presb>i:erian  Church  of  Woodhull,  N.  Y.,  and  he  an  Elder  in  the 
Presb>i:erian  Church  for  nearly  60  years.  He  was  a  pioneer  of 
Cameron,  N.  Y.,  where  he  lived  fifty  years,  moving  in  1885  to 
Fredonia.  N.  Y. ;  he  d.  April  10,  1894.  + 

1821  Fanny  Belden  Hubbard,  b.  Dec,  1805,  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  m.  Oct., 
1828,  Dr.  Ezra  W.  Gleason,  of  Boston,  Mass.,  b.  1804,  d.  Feb. 
22,  1853,  in  ship  en  route  to  California;  she  d.  May  23,  1857, 
Batavia,  N.  Y. 

1822  Captain  Nathan  Pomeroy  Hubbard,  b.  March,  1813;  he  was 
for  many  years  a  steamboat  Captain  on  the  Mississippi  River,  and 
later  a  farmer  at  Clinton,  Iowa;  d.  May  9,  1882,  Battle  Creek, 
Mich.;  unm. 

Children  of  Lois  and  Stephen  Wells,  Jr.,  (1813): 

1823  Hubbard  Ford  Wells,  b.  Dec.  11,  1801,  Lenox,  Mass.;  m.  Sept., 
1828,  Mary  Antoinette  Rees,  b.  May  5.  1806,  dau.  of  William  Rees 
and  Anna  Knapp;  she  d.  July  28.  1875,  Mercer,  Pa.;  he  d.  there 
April  17,  1878. 

1824  Eliza  Wells,  b.  May  1,  1803,  Lenox,  Mass.;  m.  June  27,  1826, 
David  Smith  of  Sherburne,  N.  Y.,  who  d.  1860,  at  Addison,  N. 
Y.;  she  d.  June  11,  1845,  China,  N.  Y.;  he  m.  (2)  July  11,  1846, 
Margaret  Ford,  b.  April  19,  1798,  Norwich,  Conn. 

1825  George  Wells,  b.  June  4,  1805,  Lenox;  d.  there  June  10,  1808. 

1826  Mary  Wells,  b.  Jan.  25,  1807,  Lenox,  Mass.;  m.  Chauncey  Pom- 
eroy Hubbard.     (See  1820.) 

1827  Rev.  George  Marion  Wells,  b.  April  25,  1810,  Lenox,  Mass. ;  m. 
June  10,  1833,  Lucy  Stark,  b.  March  30,  1808,  Rocky  Ford,  Conn., 
dau.  of  James  Stark  and  Ruth  Yeomans,  who  d.  March  26,  1881, 
Unionville;  he  d.  Oct.  4,  1897,  Lucerne,  Mo. 

1828  Luke  Wells,  b.  and  d.  1813,  Lenox,  Mass  ,    m  v 

1829  Luke  Wells,  b.  Oct.,  1814,  Lenox;  d.  Aug.  1, 1821,  Richford,  NY. 

1830  Henry  Wells,  b.  Sept.,  1820,  Richford,  N.  Y.;  d,  there  June,  1824. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Chauncey  P.  and  Mary  Hubbard,  (1820): 

1831  Emily  Hubbard,  b.  June  3,  1832,  WoodhuU,  N.  Y.;  m.  Nov.  22, 
1881  Daniel  Stearns  Hubbard  (his  2d  wife)  of  Syracuse  N. 
Y.,  where  he  d.  Oct.  6,  1899. 

1832  Ann  Maria  Hubbard,  b.  April  27,  1834,  Cameron,  N.  Y. ;  m.  ( 1 ) 
July  25,  1871,  Rev.  David  Sanford  Morse,  b.  1792,  d.  Dec.  21, 
1871;  she  m.  (2)  June  17,  1873,  Amasa  Cooke;  she  d.  Feb.  18, 
1905,  Pittsfield,  ]\Iass.  >t    xr     ^    ^t       ^A 

1833  Adelaid  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.  11,  1837,  Cameron,  N.  Y.;  d.  May  14, 
1908,  Fredonia,  N.  Y.;  unm.  ^  ^    ^  ^    tvt      t.   c 

1834  Mary  Adelia  Hubbard,  b.  Jan.  20,  1839,  Cameron;  d.  March  5, 


1835  Rev  Albert  Wells  Hubbard,  b.  Oct.  18,  1841;  m.  Aug.  25,  1873, 
Emma  Roxanna  Spencer,  b.  April  9,  1851,  dau.  of  Judge  George 
Tilley  Spencer  and  Harriet  Stacey;  Amherst,  1867;  Prmceton 
Seminary,  1870,  where  he  was  ordained  a  missionary  of  the  A.  B 
C.  F.  M.,  and  went  out  to  Sivas,  Asia,  in  1873 ;  he  d.  there  April 
13    1899 

1836  Chauncey  George  Hubbard,  M.D.,  b.  Oct.  16,  1845  ;m.  Oct.  14, 
1880,  Florence  Nightingale  Prentice,  b.  May  14,  18d8,  Jasper, 
N  Y.,  dau.  of  Henry  C.  Prentice  (Jonathan,  Henry,  William,  Na- 
thaniel, Henry,  Henry)  and  Amanda  M.  Keeler.  Dr.  Hubbard  gr. 
from  the  New  York  University  Medical  College,  1871 ;  settled  .in 
Homell,  N.  Y.,  where  he  has  since  practiced  his  profession;  he  is 
an  Elder  of  the  Presbyterian  Church;  was  coroner  six  years,  sec- 
retary of  the  Hornell  Board  of  Health  thirteen  years;  has  been 
manager  of  the  Homell  Library  thirty  years.     Residence,  Homell, 

N.  Y.  + 

1837  Alma  Rose  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.  22,  1850;  teacher,  residing  m  Fre- 

1838  Mary  Annette  Hubbard,  b.  Nov.  9,  1851 ;  d.  Feb.  22,  1853. 

pth  gen    Children  of  Dr.  Chauncey  G.  and  Florence  N.  Hubbard, 

1839  Mary  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.  2,  1882;  d.  Feb.  12,  1882. 

1840  Chauncey  Prentice  Hubbard,  b.  April  20,  1883;  m.  May  20, 
1903,  Clara  E.  Losey,  b.  1880.  ^     ioat 

1841  Harold  Cedric  Hubbard,  b.  Sept.  17,  1889;  m.  July  6,  1907, 
Irene  Maud  Torrence,  b.  Sept.  3,  1890,  dau.  of  Jerome  Bona- 
parte Torrence  and  Elizabeth  Ann  Brink. 

526  LYDIA  POMEROY,  {Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Feb. 
29  1756,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  April  23,  1785,  at  Southamp- 
ton, Mass.,  Ichabod  How,  b.  April  23,  1749,  Brookfield,  Mass.,  d. 
Sept.  21,  1820,  son  of  Ichabod  How  and  wife  Phebe  Tenney; 
Lydia  d.  about  1798.     Res.,  West  Springfield,  Mass. 

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6th  gen.    Children,  b.  W.  Springfield,  Mass.: 
\M2    Lydia  How,  b.  May  6,  1786;  m.  Jan.  16,  1812,  Thaddeus  Searl,  b. 
May  29,  1782,  Southampton,  d.  IMarch  31,  1859,  son  of  Nathaniel 
Searl,  Jr.,  and  wife  Experience  (Warner)   Loomis;  she  d.  March 
12    1857    "f" 

1843  IchabodHow,  b.  April  16,  1788;  m.  (1)  Nov.  14,  1816,  Eunicia 
Street,  b.  Aug.  28,  1790,  dau.  of  Samuel  Street  and  wife  Anna 
Munson;  she  d.  1825;  he  m.  (2)  April  13,  1826,  Lydia  Baldwin, 
who  d.  Alay  27,  1833,  dau.  of  Lydia  Searl  and  William  Baldwin; 
he  m.  (3)  May  3,  1836,  Esther  Smith,  dau.  of  Alexander  Smith 
and  wife  Elizabeth  Hastings. 

1844  Joshua  How,  d.  ae.  4  years.  1846    Grace  How,  d.  ae.  5  years. 

1845  Phebe  How,  d.  ae.  8  years. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Lydia  and  Thaddeus  Searl,  (1842):  '■■' 

1847  Elvira  Phebe  Searl,  b.  Dec.  7,  1812;  m.  Sept.  26,  1838,  Abel 

1848  Theodore  Searl,  b.  Dec.  8,  1814;  m.  Jan,  30,  1843,  Catherine 

1849  Lydia  Warner  Searl,  b.  May  12,  1819;  d.  Sept.  18,  1820. 

1850  Lydia  Ann  Searl,  b.  Jan.  3,  1822;  d.  Tune  10,  1901. 

1851  Mary  Warner  Searl,  b.  Dec.  19,  1824;  d.  Tan.  20,  1840. 

1852  Thaddeus  Warner  Searl,  b.  March  2,  1827;  d.  Dec.  31,  1829. 

1853  Henry  Thaddeus  Searl,  b.  Aug.  25,  1829;  m.  March  20,  1856, 
Helen  Jane  Avery  of  Southampton. 

1854  ylCHABOD  How  Searle,  b.  Dec.  22,  1831 ;  m.  Dec.  3,  1867,  at  Ves- 
/    per,  N.  Y.,  Jennie  Darrow,  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Nancy  Darrow  of 

Onondaga,  N.  Y. 

1855  Edward  Payson  Searl,  b.  Jan.  4,  1834;  m.  twice;  no  records 
found;  said  to  be  living  at  Springfield,  Mass.,  (1911). 

Children  of  Ichahod  and  Eunicia  Howe,  (184^): 

1856  Grace  Howe,  b.  May  20,  1819;  ra.  April  12,  1843,  Almon  Nelson; 
d.  Nov.  28,  1847. 

1857  Joshua  Munson  Howe,  b.  June  18,  1821;  m.  Lydia  Barker;  d. 
Sept.  16,  1859. 

1858  Anna  Street  Howe,  b.  Sept.  6,  1823;  m.  March  4,  1852,  Dick- 
son Fleming  of  W.  Lebanon,  Ind.;  d.  Feb.   11,  1900. 

Children  of  Ichahod  and  (2d  zvife)  Lydia  Howe,  (1843): 

1859  Ichabod  Howe,  b.  Oct.  10,  1827;  d.  Feb.  13,  1832. 

1860  Lydia  Eunicia  Howe,  b.  April  21,  1830;  d.  Nov.  19,  1830. 

Child  of  Ichabod  and  (sd  wife)  Esther  Howe,  (1843): 

1861  Eunicia  Lydia  Esther  Howe,  b.  May  1,  1837:  m.  April  26,  1859, 
Vinson  Clapp  Searle  of  Holyoke,  Mass.;  d.  April  22,   1904. 

527  MIRIAM  POMEROY,  {Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
March  25,  1759,  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  Isaac  Lobdell,  son  of 
Joshua  and  Sarah  Scott  Lobdell  of  Ridgefield,  Conn.;  twelve 
years  after  their  marriage  they  moved  to  Westerlo,  Albany  county, 
N.  Y.,  where  both  became  members  of  the  Baptist  church,  organ- 

S^tt^alugg  of  tijp  JJnm^rog  iFmntlg  25B 

ized  in  1800,  as  charter  members.  The  first  mills  in  Albany  county 
were  erected  in  1795,  at  Westerlo  by  Isaac  Lobdell  and  one  Mr. 
Baker.  Miriam  Pomeroy  Lobdell  d.  at  Westerlo,  Sept.  11,  1802; 
he  m.  (2)  Jerusha  Lobdell,  his  cousin,  dau.  of  Joshua  and  Eliza- 
beth Sherwood  Lobdell  of  Salem,  N.  Y. ;  he  d.  IMarch  24,  1838. 

Mr.  Isaac  Lobdell  entered  the  Revolutionary  War  service  at 
Hancock,  iMass.,  in  1778,  Capt.  Joseph  Barnes'  company,  Col. 
Simonds'  regiment,  and  went  to  Pittsfield,  later  joining  Gen.  Wash- 
ington's army  at  Kings  Bridge,  going  thence  to  White  Plains,  in  which 
battle  he  was  engaged.  In  August  of  the  following  year  he  joined 
i  Capt.  Smith's  company  and  marched  to  Lake  George;  he  was  also 

at  the  battle  of  Saratoga  and  the  capture  of  Burgoyne's  army. 
6th  gen.    Children: 
1862     Miriam  Lobdell,  b.  at  Lanesboro,  Mass. ;  m.  James  Jaycox ;  they 
adopted  a  son  and  daughter  of  Nelson  Lobdell,  who  had  married 
Miriam,  dau.  of  Olive  Lobdell   (her  sister)   and  John  Myers;  re- 
j  sided  in  Westerlo,  N.  Y. 

j  1863     Lois  Lobdell,  b.  Jan.  5,  1784,  Lanesboro;  m.  July  11,  1802,  Joshua 

I  Thompkins,   farmer  of   Readsville,  b.   May  22,    1776,   d.    1866;  he 

1  was  a  Quaker,  son  of  Elisha  Thompkins;  she  d.  at   Chesterville, 

1  N.  Y.,  Nov.  25,  1828. 

I  1864    Anna  Lobdell,  m.  Knight  Bennett. 

\  1865     Isaac  Lobdell,  Jr.,  b.  Jan.  27,  1788,  at  Lanesboro;  m.  (1)   Nancy 

i  Udell,  dau.  of  William  and  Margaret  (Horgan)   Udell;  he  m.  (2) 

j  Lorinda  (Chapin)   Babcock,  dau.  of  William  Chapin  and  widow  of 

Josiah  Hubbell  Babcock  of  Broadalbin,  N.  Y.,  d.  Aug.  31,  1857, 
Westerlo,  N.  Y. 

1866  Joshua  Pomeroy  Lobdell. 

1867  Olive  Lobdell,  m.  John  Myers.   + 

1868  Princess  Lobdell,  b.  March' 15,  1800,  Westerlo,  N.  Y.;  m.  March, 
1818,  Asa  Keyes  Jackson;  she  d.  at  Westerlo,  April  15,  1874. 

Ith  gen.   Child  of  Olive  and  John  Myers,  (i86j): 

1869  Miriam  Myers,  m.  Nelson  Lobdell. 

528  GRACE  POMEROY,  {Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  May 
20,  1761,  Southampton.  Mass.;  m.  at  Lanesboro,  Mass..  Simon 
Lobdell,  b.  Feb.  25,  1762;  thev  moved  to  Westerlo,  N.  Y. ;  she  d. 
Oct.  12,  1845;  he  d.  Dec,  1850,  both  being  buried  at  Westerlo, 
where  they  resided. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  at  Westerlo: 

1870  Rebecca  Lobdell,  b.  June  4,  1784;  m.  Sylvester  Ruland.   + 

1871  Simon   Lobdell,  Jr.,  b.  Feb.   18,   1786;  m.    (1)   Harriet  Blaisdell; 
m.   (2)   Phebe  Hurlburt;  he  was  a  farmer;  d.  April   11,  1867. 

1872  Jacob  Lobdell,  b.  March  31,  1788. 

1873  Gideon  Lobdell,  b.   Nov.  29,   1789;  m.  Jane  Dodge  at  Freehold, 
N.  Y.;  he  d.  Jan.  6,  1859. 

1874  James  Lobdell,  b.  Dec.  5,  1792;  d.  Nov.,  1797. 

1875  Daniel  Lobdell,  b.  Sept.  25,  1794;  d.  Nov.,  1797. 

1876  Enos  Lobdell,  b.  Jan.  8,  .1796;  d.  Nov.,  1797. 

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1877  Lydia  Lobdell,  b.  Dec.  15,  1797;  m.  William  Ingalls;  had  three 
children;  she  d.  and  Mr.  Ingalls  moved  to  x\lexandria,  Va. 

1878  James  Lobdell,  b.  March  5,  1800;  m.  Sallie  Corvell  of  Schoharie 
county,  N.  Y. ;  they  settled  in  Rock  Valley,  N.  Y.,  where  he  pur- 
chased a  large  tract  of  woodland  and  constructed  a  saw-mill.   + 

1879  Grace  Lobdell,  b.  Jan.  11,  1802;  m.  .Stewart  Austin;  they  had  a 
daughter,  who  married  and  lived  at  Greenbush,  N.  Y. ;  the  mother 
lived  with  her  until  after  she  had  passed  her  90th  birthday. 

1880  Miriam  Lobdell,  b.  May  26,  1803;  m.  1821,  at  Westerlo,  Alben 
Ruland,  b.  June  5,  1802,  d.  Sept.  8,  1881,  son  of  Benjamin  Ruland, 
who  served  seven  years  in  the  Colonial  wars,  and  Olive  Fuller; 
he  was  a  cooper. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Rebecca  and  Sylvester  Ruland,  (i8yo): 

1881  Eliza  Ruland,  m.  Theodorus  Hart. 

1882  Julia  Ruland,  m.  Israel  Laketon, 

Child  of  James  and  Sally  Lobdell,  (i8j8): 

1883  Lucy  Ann  Lobdell,  m.  John  Slater;  he  served  in  the  Union  army 
during  the  Civil  War,  and  was  killed  in  battle. 

529  GIDEON  POMEROY,  (Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  bp. 
June  12,  1765;  m.  (pub.)  May  3,  1789,  Irene  Brown,  b.  Sept.  4.  1767, 
at  Pascommuck,  Mass..  d.  Sept.  9,  1847,  dau.  of  Rufus  Brown  and 
Jerusha  Alexander;  Gideon  d.  May  27,  1843.  Rufus  Brown's 
grandmother  was  Mrs.  Benjamin  Janes;  she  was  knocked  down 
and  scalped  in  the  Pascommuck  massacre,  yet  recovered  and  lived 
many  years  and  raised  a  family;  lier  husband  escaped  and  secured 
a  boat  in  which  he  went  to  Nortiiampton  for  assistance.  It  was 
on  the  summit  of  Pomeroy's  Mountain  that  the  savages  left  his 
wife  for  dead.  Pursuit  was  prompt  and  the  flight  of  the  Indians 
hurried,  hence  Mrs.  Janes  soon  had  relief.  There  can  be  nothing 
more  remarkable  in  modern  romance  than  these  tragic  incidents 
grouped  together:  The  Janes  children  knocked  on  the  head  at 
the  Wait  farm  and  one  of  them  recovering  to  become  the  ances- 
tor of  a  long  line  of  descendants,  and  the  wife  of  Benjamin  Janes, 
scalped  and  left  for  dead,  reviving-  on  the  top  of  Pomeroy's  Moun- 
tain, where  she  had  been  sacrificed. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1884  Joshua  Pomeroy,  bp.  Dec.  17,  1790.  + 

1885  Gideon  Pomeroy,  b.  June,  1791.   -^ 

1886  Irene  Pomeroy,  b.  March  19,  1793,  in  Southampton,  Mass.;  m. 
Aug.  6,  1831,  Benjamin  Hay  den  of  Northampton;  m.  (2)  Phil- 
ander Marsh,  b.  in  Montague,  Mass.,  April  16,  1779,  son  of 
Ephraim  Marsh  and  Sarah  Mattoon;  he  d.  March  24,  1863,  in 
Southampton;  she  d.  Nov.  29,  1874,  in  Southampton;  s.  p. 

1887  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  17,  1795.   + 

1888  Phebe  Pomeroy,  b.  June  14,  1797.   + 

1889  George  Pomeroy,  b.  May  1,  1799.   + 

1890  Jonathan^  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  1801. 



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I       1891     Jonathan  Pomeroy,  b.  May  17,  1803.  + 
J       1892    David  Pomeroy,  b.   May  25,   1805.  + 

1893  John  Pomeroy,  b.  in  1807;  d.  1809. 

530     JUSTUS  POMEROY,   (Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Jan. 
19,  1767;  m.  Sept.   16.  1790,  Silence  Brown,  b.  :May  26,  1769,  d. 
July  19,  1848;  he  d.  April  15,  1842.     They  lived  in  Easthampton. 
The  grandmothers  of  both  parents  of  Silence  Brown  were  toma- 
1  hawked  and  scalped.  May,  1704,  in  the  Pascommuck  massacre  near 

•^  the  north  ridge  of  jMount  Tom,  but  both  recovered.     Her  Grand- 

mother Alexander  was  Abigail  Pomeroy,  who  m.  first  John  Searle, 
who  was  one  of  the  slain;  she  afterwards  married  Nathaniel 
Alexander.  Silence  Brown  was  descended  from  Hannah  Janes 
and  Daniel  Alexander,  both  of  whom  suffered  all  but  death  in  the 
Pascommuck  massacre. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1894  Tryphena  Pomeroy,  b.  April  18,  1792;  d.  Feb.  6,  1880;  unm. 

1895  Dea.  Spencer  Pomeroy,  b.  May  14,  1795.   + 

1896  Julius  Pomeroy,  b.  May  6,  1802.   4- 

1897  Jerusha  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  3.  1798.  + 

1898  Jefferson  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  11,  1805;  d.  Oct.  20,  1806. 

1899  Thomas  Jefferson  Pomeroy,  b.  April  12.  1808.  4- 

1900  Justus  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  17,  1810;  d.  April  21,  1860. 

.  531  PRINCESS  POMEROY,  {Joshua,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
Jan.  19,  1767;  bp.  Feb.  22,  1767,  (twin  with  Justus);  m.  April 
25,   1793,   Solomon  Wolcott,  b.    1768,   d.   April  23,    1852,   son  of 

Solomon  Wolcott;  she  d ;  he  m.   (2)    1804,  Polly  Rogers, 

dau.  of  John  and  Jane  Rogers,  d.  April  29,  1860.  Lived  in  West 
Springfield,  Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children,  (ist  marriage): 

1901  Princess  Wolcott,  m.  Shaler  Winchell. 

1902  Moses  Wolcott.  1903    Amanda  Wolcott. 

533  ICHABOD  pomeroy.  {Noah,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
March  9,  1757;  m.  Feb.  14,  1782,  Lucv  Harris,  b.  Aug.  11,  1759, 
d.  March  4,  1837;  he  d.  Nov.  13,  1843.  When  Ichabod  Pomeroy 's 
family  began  to  multiply  he  was  not  content  to  farm  among  the 
rocks  and  along  the  hill-sides  of  New  England,  and  with  his  wife 
and  nine  children,  he  determined  to  move  into  the  settlement  then 
called  New  Connecticut,  now  the  Western  Reserve,  considered  as 
being  in  the  far  west  at  that  time.  He  purchased  a  lot  of  wild 
land  in  Geauga  County,  Ohio,  and  with  his  family  located  thereon 
in  July,  1808.  In  a  history  of  Geauga  county  we  find  the  state- 

"Six  families  located  in  Hamden  township  in  the  spring  of  1808; 
that  Ichabod  was  a  useful  and  public  spirited  man  in  the  community ; 
and  that  he  usually  officiated  at  funerals  when  there  was  no  minister. 
He  put  up  the  first  frame  barn  in  1812.     The  school  was  presided 

over  by  his  daughter  Anna  Pomeroy,  who  married  Anson   Pease 
in  1811." 

6th  gen.    Childrett: 

1904  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  5,  1782;  d.  Nov.  11,  1782. 

1905  Ann  Pomeroy,  b.  July  11,  1784;  d.  July  25,  1786. 

1906  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  29,  1785;  m.  Mr.  Harmon.- 

1907  Anna  Pomeroy,  b.  April  16,  1787 ;  m.  Anson  Pease. 

1908  Temperance  Pomeroy,  b.  July  12,  1789.   + 

1909  Sarah  Ely  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  22,  1791.  + 

1910  IcHABOD  Pomeroy,  b.  June  28,  1792;  m.  Lucy  Bond. 

1911  Alpheus  Sweetland  Pomeroy,  b.  June  8,  1794;  d.  June  19    1803 

1912  Daniel  Harris  Pomeroy,  b.  April  27,  1796.   + 

1913  TiRZAH  Root  Pomeroy,  b.  March  20,  1798;  d.  Aug.  8,  1820. 

1914  JosiAH  Andrus  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  17,  1800.   + 

1915  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  9,  1802.  + 

534  GAD  POMEROY,  {Noah,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  April  22, 
1759;  m.  1782,  Lucy  Hering  of  Westhampton,  Mass.,  b.  1761,  d.' 
1838;  he  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  and  joined  Capt.  George 
Webb's  Company  of  the  Continental  army,  July  11,  1780,  from 
Southampton.    He  d.  Feb.  14,  1834. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1916  Russell  Pomeroy,  b.  1782.  + 

1917  Titus  Pomeroy,  b.  1784.   + 

1918  Gad  Pomeroy,  bp.   1787.   + 

1919  Charity   Pomeroy,  bp.  about   1789;  m.    (1)    Winthrop   Moseley; 
m.  (2)  Joshua  Darrow. 

1920  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  bp.  about  1790;  d.  March  24,  1812-  unm 

1921  Julius  Pomeroy,  b.  1792.  +  '  '       ^^ 

1922  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.  1793;  d.  Nov.  5,  1814.  ^' 

1923  Enoch  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  31,  1804.   +  f 

535  JOEL  POMEROY.  {Noah,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  April  8, 
1762;  m.  Aug.  14,  1796,  Mary  Campbell  of  Chester,  b.  1764,  d. 
Aug.  28,  1856;  he  d.  June  25,  1845. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1924  Mary  (Polly)   Pomeroy,  b.  1797;  d.  1803. 

1925  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  1799;  d.  1803,  like  her  sister,  of  scarlet  fever. 

1926  Wells  Pomeroy,  b.   1800;  m.   1819.  + 

1927  Joel  Pomeroy,  b.  1802.  + 

1928  Jeremiah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  2,  1804.   + 

1929  Mary  Pomeroy,  bp.  Jan.  25,  1808.   + 

1930  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  1811.  + 

1931  Cornelius  Pomeroy,  b.  1814.  + 

1932  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  b.  1816;  d.  April  11,  1851;  unm. 

1933  Rachel  Pomeroy,  b.   1818;  m.    DeGraff,  who  engaged  in 

railroad  construction;  he  d.  March  19,  1879,  in  Dayton,  Ohio. 


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«fi     DANIEL  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  April 
8    1762;  m.  March  29,  1789,  Mary  Loveland;  they  were  pioneers 
from  Perue,  Berkshire  county,  Mass.,  to  Thompson,  Geauga  coun- 
ty, Ohio,  in  1809;  he  d.  in  1844. 
6th  Qen.    Children: 

1934  Eleazer  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  14,  1790.  + 

1935  Polly  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  27,   1793.  ^ 

1936  Leonard  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  16,  1795. 

1937  Dolly  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  22,  1798.  + 

1938  Lydiah  Pomeroy,  b.  May  24,  1801. 

1939  Altha  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  31,  1803. 

«q  RUBY  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1775; 
m  Timothy  Seward,  who  d.  1840;  she  d.  in  Northampton  of 
pneumonia;  at  the  time  of  her  burial  the  snow  was  so  deep  that 
her  remains  were  taken  in  a  sled  across  the  lots  and  over  the 
fences,  to  the  cemetery. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1940  Alpheus  Seward,  b.  about  1805;  he  d.  probably  in  Ohio;  unm.    • 
i941     I^  Seward,  b.  Feb.  13,  1807;  m.  1826,  Phebe  Bailey;  he  d.  Feb. 

7,   1882;  they  had  a  large   family,  but  no   details   are   accessible. 
Resided 'in  Knox  county,  Nebraska. 

^^     ABIGAIL    POMEROY,    {Simeon,    Samuel,    Caleb,    Eltweed)     b 
Nov   22    1747,  Amherst;  m.  Justus  Williams  of  Amherst,  b.  about 
1737;  she  d.  Nov.  20,  1832. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1942  Justus  Williams,  b.  and  d. ;  no  dates. 

1943  Rachel  Williams,  b.  1767. 

1944  Abigail  Williams,  b.  about  1769.  ^  n  ,,    i,f 

1945  Chester  Williams,  m.  Sara  Howe,  m  Enfield,  Mass. 

1946  Zebediah   Williams,   d.    1798.  *     u      .    a/t 

1947  Elijah  Williams,  b.  about  1777;  d.  1809,  at  Amherst,  Mass. 

1948  Mary  Williams,  b.  1782;  d.  1796,  at  Amherst. 

1949  Ebenezer  Williams,  b.  June  17,  1783;  m.  Jan.  24,   1808,  Philo< 
mela  Dickinson. 

1950  Solomon  Williams,  b.  1788;  d.  1809. 

1951  Fanny  Williams,  b.;  m.  Dr.  Sellers. 

546  EUNICE  POMEROY,  (Simeon,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
Nov.  24,  1749,  Amherst;  m.  Amos  Nash,  bp.  1750.  Kes.,  Am- 
herst, Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1952  Clarissa  Nash,  d.  unm. 

1953  Eunice  Nash,  d.  1790;  unm.  . 

1954  Silas  Nash,  b.  Oct.  1,  1783;  m.  May  14,  1815;  d.  m  Williamson, 

N    Y 

1955  Lucretia  Nash,  b.  1786;  m.  Mr.  Moody;  d.  at  Rochester,  N.  Y. 

1956  Salome  Nash,  m.  Mr.  Moody;  d.  181b. 

263  Jtftit  (Bpn^rattnn  -  CHakb 

547  LUCY  POMEROY,  (Simeon,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltzneed),  b.  Jan. 
22,  1752;  m.  (1)  Sept.  15,  1774,  Samuel  Hastings,  b.  March  1, 
1752,  d.  Oct.  1,  1807,  son  of  Thomas  Hastings.  Thomas  Hast- 
ings was  b.  in  Watertown  July  1,  1652,  (son  of  Thomas,  a  physi- 
cian; settled  in  Hatfield,  practicing  extensively  in  the  neighboring 
towns.  He  died  July  23,  1712,  ae.  60;  m.  (1)  Oct.  10.  1672, 
Anna,  dau.  of  John  Hawkes;  she  d.  Oct.  25,  1705;  he  m.  (2)  Feb. 
14,  1706,  Mary,  dau.  of  David  Burt  of  Northampton.  She  (Mary) 
m.  May  17,  1713,  Samuel  Belding.  Thomas  and  Anna  had  nine 
children,  of  whom  was  Thomas,  b.  Sept.  24,  1679,  (d.  April  14, 
1728),  who  became  a  physician  in  Hatfield,  and  m.  March  6,  1701, 
Mary,  dau.  of  John  Field  of  Hatfield.  They  had  twelve  children, 
of  whom  was  Thomas,  b.  Jan.  28,  1721.  This  Thomas  removed 
about  1753  from  Hatfield  to  Amherst,  where  he  d.  Jan.  22,  1787, 
ae.  66.  He  married  Mary,  dau.  of  Joseph  Belden,  who  d.  July 
31,  1801,  ae.  78.  They  had  twelve  children,  of  whom  was  the 
above  Samuel.  His  sister,  Mary  Hastings,  m.  Simeon  Pomeroy, 
Lucy's  brother.)     Lucy  m.  (2)   Alartin  Kellogg  (his  second  wife). 

6th  gen.    Children  of  ist  marriage: 

1957  Waitstill  Hastings,  b.  June  15,   1775;  d.  Jan.  3,  1776. 

1958  Waitstill  Hastings,  b.  July  24,  1778;  m.  Elsy  Shaw. 

1959  Elisha  Hastings,  b.  July  31,  1780;  m.  Abigail  Potwin. 

1960  Samuel  Hastings,  b.  Nov.   14,  1785;  m.  Sarah  Spear. 

1961  Daniel  Hastings,  b.  and  d.  July  19,  1788. 

548  SIMEON  POMEROY,  {Simeon,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
April  24,  1754;  m.  Dec.  30,  1779,  Mary  Hastings,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Hastings  and  Mary  Belden,  b.  Aug.  7,  1759,  d.  Feb.  12,  1814,  at 
Amherst,  Mass.;  m.  (2)  Hannah,  widow  of  Thomas  Goodale;  he 
d.  Oct.  28,  1847,  at  Amherst.  Mass.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution,  joining  Capt.  Nodiah  Leonard's  company  April  29, 
1775;  also,  June  24,  1775;  he  also  served  an  enlistment  with  Capt. 
Reuben   Dickinson's  company   in    1776. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1962  Samuel  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  3,  1781.  + 

1963  Moses  Pomeroy,  b.  June  26,  1783.  + 

1964  Jesse  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  7,  1785.  + 

1965  Luther  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  19,  1788.   + 

1966  Simeon  Pomeroy,  b.  March  2,   1791.   + 

1967  Levi  Pomeroy,  b.  May  8,  1793.  + 

550     JERUSHA   POMEROY,    (Simeon,   Samuel,    Caleb,    Eltweed),  b. 
Feb.  6,  1760,  Amherst;  m.  Jan.  23,  1783,  Philip  Edwards,  bp.  Feb. 
10,  1760,  son  of  Jonathan  Edwards. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

1968  Jerusha  Edwards. 

1969  Ira  Edwards,  b.  Nov,  14,  1784;  d.  Nov.  28,  1805. 

1970  AcHSA  Edwards,  b.  April,  1785. 

1971  Philip  Edwards,  b.  Dec.   17,  1786. 

(g^n^alogu  of  tit?  J^om^rog  iFamtl^  2H4 

1972  Abraham  Edwards,  b.  1791.  1976  Tama  Edwards,  b.  1796. 

1973  David  Edwards,  b.  1791.  1977  Jonathan  Edwards,  b.  1802. 

1974  Hannah  Edwards,  b.  1793.  1978  Hannah  Edwards,  b.   1804. 

1975  William  Edwards,  b.  1794. 

551  DAVID  POMEROY.  (Simeon,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  March 
12,  1762,  at  i\mherst,  Mass.;  m.  Sabra  Blodgett,  b.  Nov.  1,  1765, 
d.  April  14,  1807,  dau.  of  David  of  Amherst;  he  d.  Aug.  6,  1825. 
Res.,  Amherst,  Mass. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1979  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  March  18,  1787;  d.  Feb.  27,  1806. 

1980  Ansel  Pomeroy,  b.  July  21,  1788.  + 

1981  Sabr.\  Pomeroy,  b.   March  23.   1792.   + 

1982  Almary  Pomeroy,  b.  March  12,  1794.   + 

1983  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  4,  1796;  d.  Feb.  17,  1816. 

1984  David  Pomeroy,   b.  July  2,  1799.   + 

1985  Maria  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.   16,  1802.  + 

553  DORCAS  POMEROY,  {Simeon,  Samuel,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
Oct.  13,  1767,  Amherst;  m.  Oct.  26,  1794,  Justus  Clark  of  Am- 
herst, Mass.,  b.  Nov.  24,  1765,  d.  Dec.  25,  1747,  son  of  Simeon 
Clark;  she  d.  July  22,  1849. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1986  Mary  Clark,  b.  Oct.  19,  1795 ;  d.  Aug.  13,  1805. 

1987  Calvin  Clark,  b.  Oct.  13,  1796;  d.  Aug.  27,  1798. 

1988  Lucius  Clark,  b.  Oct.  28,  1798;  d.  Aug.  20,  1803. 

1989  AcHSA  Clark,  b.  June  23,  1802;  m.  Aug.  4,  1839;  d.  May  15,  1887. 

1990  Mary  Clark,  b.  July  11,  1804;  m.  Simeon  Smith;  d.  1885. 

1991  Nancy  Clark,  b.  Aug.  27,  1808 ;  d.  Dec.  24,  1883. 

615  EBENEZER  POMEROY,  (Ebeneser,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b. 
Jan.  17,  1741,  Easthampton,  Mass.;  m.  Sept.  3,  1766,  Experience 
Clark,  dau.  of  Aaron  Clark,  b.  Dec.  9,  1745,  d.  March  4,  1836;  he 
d.  Sept.  7,  1826.  He  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  private  in 
Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy's  company,  Col.  John  Dickinson's  regi- 
ment; enlisted  Sept.  20,  1777;  discharged  Oct.  14,  1777;  joined 
the  expedition  to  Saratoga  under  Col.  Ezra  May;  service  90  days, 
including  112  miles  travel.  Res.,  Otisco  Hill,  Onondaga  county, 
N.  Y. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

1992  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  July  6,  1767;  d.  Sept.   13,   1771. 

1993  Experience  Pomeroy,  b.  March  5,  1768;  m.  1787,  Ira  Pomeroy, 
son  of  Samuel. 

1994  Stephen  Pomeroy,  b.  April  7,  1771 ;  d.  Oct.  7,  1774. 

1995  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  June  29,  1772.   + 

1996  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  1773;  m.  Sept.  23,  1792,  Joseph  King  of  North- 
ampton; she  d.  Jan.   1,  1805. 

1997  Stephen  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  6,  1775.  + 

1998  Esther  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  28,  1776 ;  d.  June  25,  1802. 

2fi5  S^tftl?  ^rn^ratuin  -  Olakb 

1999  HosEA  PoMEROY,  b.  Aug.  5,  1780.  + 

2000  Rev.  Thaddeus  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  28,  1782.  + 

2001  LiBBEus  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  10,  1784.  + 

2002  Walter  Pomeroy,  b.  July  3,  1791 ;  d.  Jan.  18,  1792. 

619  GEN.  TIMOTHY  POMEROY,  {Ehenezer,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Elt- 
weed),  b.  Jan.  13,  1750,  in  Southampton,  Mass.;  m.  (1)  Dec.  9, 
1777,  Phebe  Pomeroy,  dau.  of  Caleb  and  Thankful  Phelps,  b. 
May  24,  1754,  d.  April  25,  1785;  he  m.  (2)  April  8,  1788,  Anna 
Burt  of  Northampton,  b.  Dec.  23,  1756;  he  d.  1793;  she  m.  (2) 
Nathaniel  Searle.  Resided  at  Pomeroy  Meadows  and  Southamp- 
ton. He  was  a  corporal  in  Capt.  John  Kirtland's  company,  hav- 
ing enlisted  Aug.  16,  1777.  He  was  a  minute-man  in  the  Ben- 
nington engagement;  and  was  known  as  General  of  militia  after 
the  declaration  of  peace  and  the  organization  of  state  troops  for 
home  protection  against  straggling  bands  of  Indians. 
6th  gen.     Children  by  ist  ivife:     ' 

2003  Phebe  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  7,  1778;  m.  Oct.  20,  1799,  Joseph  Strong, 
b.  in  1842;  she  d.  in  1838. 

2004  Timothy  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  13,  1780.  '+ 

2005  Paul  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  17,  1782;  m.  Betsey  Young  of  Troy,  N. 
Y. ;  moved  to  Otisco,  N.  Y.,  thence  to  Pennsylvania. 

2006  Submit  Pomeroy,  bp.  Nov.  22,  1783.  + 

2007  Keziah  Pomeroy,  b.  April,  1785.   + 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

2008  Richard  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  10,  1789.  + 

2009  Rev.  Medad  Pomeroy,  b.  April  6,  1792.  + 

621  TITUS  POMEROY,  {Ebenezer,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  Oct. 
10,  1757;  m.  1778,  Kesiah  Sedgwick,  who  d.  Nov.  19,  1835.  They 
moved  to  Rensselaer  county,  N.  Y.,  in  1781.  He  served  two  en- 
listments during  the  Revolution,  from  South  Hadley,  as  private 
in  Capt.  Moses  Montague's  company,  April  19,  1775,  and  Capt. 
Benjamin  Bonney's  company,  March  13,  1777.  He  d.  at  Sand 
Lake,  N_.  Y.,  Feb.  17,  1846;  bu.  at  Sliter's  Corners  by  the  side 
of  his  wife;  the  tomb-stones  are  well  preserved. 
6th  gen.   Children: 

2010  Demaris  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  19,  1779;  m.  (1)  Oct.,  1800,  Reuben 
Huntington,  b.  Sept.,  1778;  in  Westerlo,  N.  Y. ;  she  d.  there  in 

2011  Desiah  Pomeroy,  b.  1781;  m.  John  Hudson. 

2012  Titus  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  5,  1783.   + 

2013  Rev.  Jesse  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  27,  1785.   + 

2014  Silas  Pomeroy,  b.  in  1786;  lived  at  Thompkins,  Jackson  county, 
Mich.,  in   1861. 

2015  AsENATH  Pomeroy,  b.  1789;  m.  Luther  Otis  of  Fredonia,  N.  Y. 

2016  QuARTus  Pomeroy,  b.  July,  1794.   + 

2017  Harvey  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  28,  1799,  at  Norwich,  Mass.;  lived  at 
Westerlo,  N.  Y. 

2018  Milton  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  28,  1799,  (twin  with  Harvey).  + 

CSrit^alngg  of  tIjF  Pomprag  3^amtl^  2HH 

625  MERCY  POMEROY,  (Elisha,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b,  Oct. 
30,  1749;  m.  Dec.  1,  1770,  Lieut.  Joel  Clapp,  b.  1738,  d.  1829,  son 
of  Roger  Clapp  and  Ann  Munn.  He  was  a  soldier  in  the  French 
and  Indian  wars,  and  we  find  in  the  History  of  Southampton 
account  of  the  surrender  of  Fort  William  Henry  to  the  treacherous 
enemy,  in  1757:  "]o€i  Clapp  and  Nathaniel  Loomis  of  Southamp- 
ton, who  had  been  stripped  by  the  French  soldiers,  escaped  naked 
from  the  Indians  after  a  run  of  fourteen  miles  through  the  forest." 
Lieut.  Clapp  was  also  an  officer  in  the  Revolution.  Mercy  d.  in 
1803;  he  m.  (2)  Mrs.  Abigail  Barnes,  who  d.  in  1833. 
6th  gen.    Children,  (ist  wife),  b.  Southampton: 

2019  Cynthia  Cl.^pp,  b.  Oct.  28,  1771,  Southampton;  m.  in  1791, 
Oliver  Clark,  b.  March  19,  1768,  Southampton,  d.  Feb.  21,  1855, 
son  of  Elisha  Clark  and  Hannah  Bartlett;  she  d.  July  27,  1834. 
Res.,  Southampton.   + 

2020  Joel  Clapp,  Jr.,  b.  July  17,  1772;  m.  Feb.  12,  1800,  Tirzey  Trow- 
bridge of  Buckland;  he  d.  Nov.  1,  1837.   + 

2021  Stephen  Clapp,  b.  Dec.  9,  1775;  m.  (1)  Eunice  Clark,  dau.  of 
Oliver;  m.  (2)  Lucy  Elwell;  he  d.  1827. 

2022  Hannah  Clapp,  b.  1778;  m.  1802,  Rufus  Trowbridge  of  Buckland, 
son  of  Daniel  Trowbridge  and  Mary  Taylor;  she  d.  1803;  he  m. 
(2)  Deborah  Pomeroy,  dau.  of  Isaac;  she  d.  s,  p.  Sept.  22,  1876; 
he  d.  Sept.  13,  1865. 

2023  Jemima  Clapp,  b.  Feb.  21,  1781 ;  m.  in  1807,  Hezekiah  Wright  of 
Westhampton;  she  d.  Aug.  9,  1862. 

2024  Mercy  Clapp,  b.  in  1783;  d.  June  30,  1850;  unm. 

2025  Susannah  Clapp,  b.  Jan.  29,  1785;  m.  Feb.  18,  1806,  Thomas 
Rowley,  son  of  Thomas  Rowley  and  Mary  Hayes;  she  d.  Sept. 
6,    1855.  + 

2026  Chester  Clapp,  b.  Nov.  25,  1788;  m.  Sept.  19,  1814,  Jerusha 
Hannum;  he  d.  Sept.  9,  1862.   + 

6th  gen.   Children  of  Cynthia  and  Oliver  Clark,  (20ig): 

2027  Oliver  Clark,  b.  1795;  m.  in  1827,  Elizabeth  Strong. 

2028  Grant  Clark,  d.  at  Augusta,  GaT 

2029  Hiram  Clark,  b.  1801;  m.  1824,  Eliza  Wetherell;  d.  at  Spring- 
field, Mass. 

2030  Rufus  Clark,  b.  1805 ;  m.  1827,  Abigail  Searle. 

2031  Lewis  F.  Clark,  b.  1812;  m.  1843,  Nancy  E.  Sheldon;  d.  at 
Whitinsville,  Mass. 

2032  Sophronia  Clark,  b.  1816;  m.  Clark  Bridgeman  of  Northampton; 
d.  at  Westhampton. 

2033  Cynthia  Clark,  b.  1822;  m.  Gilbert  Bascom;  d.  at  Southampton. 

Children  of  Joel  and  Tirzey  Clapp,  (2020): 

2034  Rufus  Clapp,  b.  1800;  d.  1803. 

2035  Hannah  Clapp,  b.  1803 ;  m.  Atwater  Street ;  she  d.  April  12,  1834. 

2036  Eliza  Clapp,  b.  1806 ;  m.  1826,  Julius  Boyd ;  she  d.  Dec.  18,  1870. 

2037  Rufus  Trowbridge  Clapp,  b.  1813;  d.  1813. 

2038  Joel  Taylor  Clapp,  b.  1814;  m.  Diantha  M.  Coe;  d.  1880. 

2039  Tirzah  Maria  Clapp,  b.  1820;  d.  1843. 

Children  of  Susanna  and  Thomas  Rowley,  (202^): 

2040  Infant  Rowley,  b.  and  d.  1807. 

2041  Erastus  Hale  Rowley,  b.  Jan.  8,  1809 ;  m.  1833,  Charlotte  Taylor. 

2042  RuFus  Clapp  Rowley,  b.  Sept.  11,  1811;  m.  1832,  Clarissa  Streeter. 

2043  Thomas  Judson  Rowley,  b.  Dec.  2,  1812;  m.  Laura  Clark;  he 
d.   1888. 

2044  Spencer  Allen  Rowley,  b.  1816;  d.  Dec.  13,  1864. 

Children  of  Chester  and  Jerusha  Clapp,  (2026): 

2045  Mercy  Ann  Clapp,  m.  William  Delaney;  she  d.  1872. 

2046  Dorcas  H.  Clapp,  m.  Morris  Wolcott;  he  d.  1872;  she  d.  1874. 

2047  Charles  Levis  Clapp,  m.  Dorcas  Burt;  he  d.  1866,  in  South- 

2048  Eunice  Octavia  Clapp,  b.  Dec.  18,  1823;  m.  Harvey  Dada,  who 
d.   1861 ;  she  d.   1894  in  Easthampton. 

2049  Charity  Lyman  Clapp,  m.  1849,  Matthew  Delaney. 

2050  Susan  Clapp,  m.  Albert  D.  Searl. 

626  JACOB    POMEROY,    (Elisha,   Eldad,    Caleb,   Eltweed),   b.    Dec. 

13,  1751,  Southampton;  m.  Dec.  30,  1778,  Thankful  Pomeroy,  dau. 
of  Caleb  and  Thankful  Phelps  Pomeroy,  b.  1747,  d.  Oct.  9,  1835. 
He  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  marching  with  Capt.  Lemuel 
Pomeroy's  company  in  response  to  the  alarm  of  April  1,  1775; 
also,  with  Capt.  Abner  Pomeroy's  company  April  28,  1775 ;  on 
Aug.  17,  1777,  he  joined  Capt.  Elijah  Clapp's  company;  also,  Sept. 
20,  1777,  he  again  enlisted  with  Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy,  each 
time  being  credited  to  Southampton.     He  d,  Oct.  1,  1842. 

6th  gen.   Children,  b.  in  Southampton: 

2051  Elisha  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  23,   1780.  + 

2052  Jacob  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  1781. 

2053  Jacob  Pomeroy,  b.   1783. 

2054  Thankful  Pomeroy,  b.   1784.   + 

627  ISAAC    POMEROY,    (Elisha,    Eldad,    Caleb,    Eltweed),   b.   Aug. 

14,  1753,  Southampton;  m.  Jan.  18,  1781,  Deborah  Torrey,  b.  Jan. 
16,  1757,  d.  1802,  dau.  of  Joseph  Torrev  and  Silence  French;  he 
m.^  (2)  1803,  Irene  Parks,  b.  Feb.  15^,  1763,  d.  1836,  dau.  of 
Elisha  Bascom  and  Lucy  Sheldon,  (widow  of  Nathan  Parks).  He 
was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  joining  from  Southampton,  June 
22,  1780,  Captain  Lemuel  Pomeroy's  company;  also,  July  23,  1780, 
Capt.  Ebenezer  Sheldon's  company;  one  of  his  enlistments  is 
credited  to  Hampshire  county.  May  10,  1777,  with  Capt.  Solomon 
Waite.     He  was  a  surveyor  and  farmer;  d.  Dec.  25,  1836. 

6th  gen.    Children,  by  1st  wife,  b.  Southampton: 

2055  Isaac  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  4,  1781.  + 

2056  Luther  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  15,  1783.   + 

2057  Rev.  Rufus  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  17,  1784.   + 

2058  Deborah  Pomeroy,  b.  July  24,  1786;  m.  March  13,  1804,  Rufus 
Trowbridge  of  Buckland  (his  second  wife),  b.  March  27,  1778,  d. 
Sept.  13,  1863;  she  d.  Sept.  22,  1876;  s.  p. 

2059  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  June  22,  1789 ;  d.  July  22,  1803. 

2060  Moses  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct  23,  1790;  d.  March  26,  1791. 

2061  Moses  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  22,  1791.  + 

2062  Angolus  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  13,  1796.  + 

Child  by  2d  wife: 

2063  Oliver  Pomeroy,  b.  1805 ;  d.  Jan.  18,  1810. 

830  HULDAH  POMEROY,  {Elisha,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  June 
16,  1759,  Southampton;  m.  (1)  Dec.  20,  1778,  Giles  Clark,  b.  1756, 
son  of  Jonathan  Clark  and  Freedom  Edwards;  m.  (2)  1808, 
Oliver  Clark,  son  of  Elisha  Clark  and  Hannah  Bartlett;  settled 
in  Northampton. 
6th  gen.    Children  by  ist  marriage: 

2064  HuLDAH  Clark,  b.  1780.         2066    Eleanor  Clark,  b.  1783. 

2065  Freedom  Clark,  b,  1781.        2067    Louisa  Clark,  b.  1785. 

2068  Thankful  Clark,  b.  1787;  m.  Jan.  21,  1808,  Oliver  Pomeroy 
Burt  of  Southampton,  d.  Jan.  17,  1864,  son  of  Dea.  Samuel  Burt 
and  Charity  Pomeroy,  his  wife.  + 

2069  Rev.  Abner  Pomeroy  Clark,  b.  about  1790;  graduated  from  Yale 
College,  1825;  studied  divinity  at  Auburn,  N.  Y. ;  m.  May,  1827, 
Armenia  Bascom,  dau.  of  King  Bascom  and  Mercy  Clark.  He 
was  licensed  to  preach  by  Cayuga  Presbytery,  Jan.,  1827;  pastor- 
ates in  Preble,  Augusta,  and  Ludlowville  N.  Y. ;  evangelist  in 
Norwich,  Chester,  Blandford,  and  other  towns. 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Thankful  and  Oliver  P.  Burt,  (2068): 

2070  Lucetta  Burt,  b.  1808;  m.  1831,  Samuel  Lyman. 

2071  Thankful  Burt,  bp.  1810;  m. 

2072  Saul  Clark  Burt,  b.  1815;  d.  young. 

2073  Saul  Clark  Burt,  b.  1820;  m.  1841,  Lucy  A.  B.  Kingsley;  moved 
to  Ohio. 

2074  Electa  Almira  Burt,  b.  1823. 

2075  Doris  Richards  Burt,  b.  1825;  m.  1846,  Charles  Louis  Qapp. 

2076  Jairus  Newton  Burt,  b.  1828. 

2077  Charity  Sophia  Burt,  b.  1831;  m.  1853,  David  S.  Adams;  m. 
(2)  Dr.  Pike. 

631  ASAHEL  POMEROY,  {Elisha,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltzveed),  b.  Dec. 
13,  1761,  Southampton;  m.  July  17,  1787,  Demaris  Sprague,  b. 
1763,  d.  May  13,  1834;  he  d.  May  5,  1844.  Farmer  at  South- 
ampton, Mass. 

6th  gen.   Children: 

2078  Mercy  Pomeroy,  b.  July  5,  1788;  d.  in  1809. 

2079  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  22,  1790;  d.  in  1808. 

2080  Damaris  Pomeroy,  b.  May  10,  1793.   + 

2081  AsAHEL  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  29,  1794.   + 

2082  Capt.  Aretas  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  22,  1796.  + 

634  JOSEPH  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Eldad,  Caleb,,  Eltweed),  b. 
1744,   in   Southampton;  m.  Dec.   27,   1777,   Isabel   Clark,   dau.   of 


26B  JFtftfy  (Btmtzdwn  -  JfoH^pI? 

Selah  Clark  and  Eunice  Wright  of  Southampton.     Soldier  of  the 
Revolution,  joining  Capt.  Elijah  Clapp's  company  Aug.   17,   1777; 
also,  Capt.  Lemuel  Pomeroy's  company,  Sept.  20,  1777. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

2083  Lucy  Pomeroy,  b.  March  11,  1780;  d.  June  6,  1794. 

2084  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  4,  1782;  d.  Nov.  10,  1782. 

2085  Beulah  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  25,  1784.  > 

2086  Joseph  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  30,  1786.   + 

2087  Barney  Pomeroy,  b.  March  23,  1787.   + 

2088  Barnice  Pomeroy,  b.   March  23,   1787,    (twin  with  Barney)  ;  m. 
Joseph  Abbott. 

2089  Isabel  Pomeroy,  b.   1790;  m.  in  1818,  Adolphus  Sheldon;  she  d. 
in   1842. 

2090  Abner  Pomeroy,  b.   1795.  + 

2091  Clark  Pomeroy,  b.  1797.   + 

2092  Chester  Pomeroy,  b.  1800.  + 

2093  Calvin  Pomeroy,  b.  1806.  + 

2094  Am  ASA  Pomeroy. 

636  LUCY  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1749, 
in  Southampton;  m.  June  13,  1770,  David  Clapp  of  Easthampton,  b. 
Sept.  9,  1750,  son  of  Aaron  Clapp  and  Jemima  Bartlett;  she  d.  July 
20,  1771,  Easthampton,  Mass.  He  was  killed  in  the  war  of  the 

6th  gen.    Child: 
2094.1  Pomeroy  Clapp,  b.  1771. 

637  AMASA  POMEROY,  (Joseph,  Eldad,  Caleb,  Eltweed),  b.  1756, 
in  Southampton ;  m.  June,  1779,  Martha  Miller  of  Brinsfield,  Mass. ; 
he  d.  March  17,  1827. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

2095  Roxy  Pomeroy,  b.  June  11,  1780. 

2096  Abigail  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  29,  1782. 

2097  Martha  Pomeroy,  b.  March  12,  1784. 

2098  Nice  Pomeroy,  b.  April  30,  1786;  d.  May  27,  1789. 

2099  Asa  Pomeroy,  b.  April  7,  1788. 

2100  JosiAH  Smith  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  26,  1791. 

2101  Eunice  Miller  PoxMeroy,  b.  May  27,  1797.  + 

690     RICHARD    POMEROY,    (Joseph,    Joseph,   Joseph,    Eltweed),   b. 
Oct.  9,  1771;  m.  April  23,   1801,  Joanna  York,  b.  June  24,   1780, 
d.  Aug.  28,  1841;  he  d.  Sept.  11,  1839. 
6th  gen.   Children: 

2102  William  York  Pomeroy,  b.  May  27,  1802;  d.  July  27,  1802. 

2103  Nathaniel  Leach  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  30,  1803;  d.  Jan.  9,  1828. 

2104  Frederick  Augustus  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  8,  1806.   + 

2105  Alexander  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  1,  1808.  + 

2106  Ira  Pomeroy,  b.  March  25,  1812;  d.  May  13,  1812. 

2107  Joanna  York  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  17,  1813;  m.  Sept,  17,  1832, 
George  W.  Davis;  s.  p. 

2108  Olive  Pomeroy,  b.  May  3,  1816;  d.  June  1,  1816. 

2109  Ebenezer  York  Pomeroy,  b.  July  22,  1817.  4- 

2110  Martha  Woodbury  Pomeroy,  b.  June  4,  1820.   + 

693  CHARLES  POMEROY,  (Noah,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltzveed),  b. 
April  22,  1749;  m.  Temperance  Watrous  of  Chester;  he  was  a 
Sergeant  in  the  Revolutionary  war,  and  was  at  the  siege  of  Bos- 
ton, in  the  regiment  of  Col.  Charles  Webb;  enlisted  July  8,  1775. 
He  resided  in  Colchester,  going  thence  to  Saybrook,  where  he  en- 
gaged in  business  as  a  merchant;  he  d.  in  1785;  she  m.  (2)  in 
1791.  His  brothers  adopted  his  first  three  children  into  their 
homes,  but  Noah,  who  was  a  posthumous  child,  remained  with 
his  mother  at  Meriden,  Conn.,  until  he  was  ten  years  old. 
6th  gen.     Children: 

2111  Charles  Pomeroy,  b.  about  1774.  + 

2112  Watrous  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  6,  1776.   + 

2113  ViNCEY  Pomeroy. 

2114  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  March  1,  1786,  Saybrook.   + 

696  REV.  NOAH  POMEROY,  {Noah,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b. 
Aug.  18,  1754;  m.  Jan.  12,  1780,  Rhoda  Welles,  b.  1755,  d.  Oct. 
29,  1811.  , 

6th  gen.     Child: 

2115  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  2,  1793.  + 

697  LOUISA  POMEROY,  {Noah,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  Sept. 
3,  1761;  m.  Sept.  29,  1782,  John  Thatcher  Otis,  b.  Oct.  31,  1758, 
d.  Sept.  1842;  she  d.  in  1840,  both  deaths  occurring  at  Colchester, 
Conn.  During  the  war  of  the  Revolution  he  joined  the  American 
army  at  Cambridge,  was  present  at  Concord  March  4,  and  helped 
to  capture  Dorchester  Heights  in  the  company  of  Capt.  Amos 
Jones;  he  joined  the  patriotic  army  again  for  the  Saratoga  cam- 
paign, and  was  in  the  engagement  at  Stillwater;  also,  at  the  sur- 
render of  Burgoyne. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

2116  Sarah  Otis,  b.  May  9,  1784;  m.  Dr.  Simeon  Marcy  of  Ames, 
N.  Y. 

2117  John  Thatcher  Otis,  b.  Aug.  4,  1786;  m.  Lucy  Tucker  Dart. 

2118  Louisa  Otis,  b.  Tune  27,  17&;  m.  Dennison  Smith. 

2119  Eunice  Otis,  b.  "March  30,  1794;  d.  Dec.  30,  1814. 

2120  Dorothy  Otis,  b.  Aug.  13,  1798;  m.  Noah  W.  Bridges  of  Col- 
chester, Conn. 

2121  Charles  Pomeroy  Otis,  b.  April  22,  1799;  Yale,  1829,  A.  M.; 
teacher;  principal  of  Bacon  College  ten  years;  "a  man  of  great 
worth";  m.  Elizabeth  Sweetland;  he  d.  Jan.  7,  1857.   + 

2122  Rev.  Israel  Tainter  Otis,  b.  July  3,  1805;  Williams  College, 
1828;  Andover  Seminary,  1834;  m.  Sept.  12,  1838,  Olive  Morgan 
Osgood,  b.  March  4,  1810,  Lebanon,  Conn.,  dau.  of  Erastus  Os- 

271  3FtftI|  ^tmtnixon  -  3oBtpl:i 

good  and  Martha  Morgan,  d.  Oct.  6,  1906.  He  was  pastor  of 
church  in  Lebanon.  In  1844  he  was  called  to  Rye,  N.  H.  He  d. 
May  30,  1889,  at  Exeter,  N.  H.   + 

yth  gen.    Child  of  Charles  P.  and  Elisabeth  Otis,  (2121): 

2123  Mary  P.  Otis,  b.  about  1837 ;  d.  Feb.  22,  1893,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Children  of  Rev.  Israel  T.  and  Olive  Otis,  (2122): 

2124  Charles  Pomeroy  Otis,  b.  April  8,  1840,  Lebanon,  Conn. ;  grad- 
uated from  Yale  College.  After  graduation  he  was  for  nearly  a 
year  principal  of  an  academy  in  Fairfield,  Vt.,  and  then  became 
a  teacher  in  Gen.  Russell's  school  in  New  Haven,  where  he  re- 
mained until  he  entered  on  a  tutorship  (Latin)  in  the  college,  in 
Jan.,  1865.  In  July,  1869,  he  resigned  this  office,  and  spent  the 
next  three  years  in  Europe,  chiefly  in  study  in  Paris  and  Berlin. 
He  then  studied  an  additional  year  at  Yale  for  the  completion  of 
his  course  for  the  Doctorate  of  Philosophy,  which  he  obtained  in 
1873.  In  the  same  summer  he  was  appointed  to  the  professorship 
of  modem  languages  in  the  Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology, 
which  he  occupied  until  his  death.  He  published  a  Grammar  of 
Elementary  German,  which  passed  through  several  editions;  and 
edited  for  the  use  of  his  classes  a  number  of  German  texts.  He 
was  peculiarly  strong  in  his  friendships,  and  in  his  loyalty  to  every 
call  of  duty  and  affection. — Obit.  Record,  Yale  College.  He  m. 
June  11,  1884,  Sarah  Margaret  Noyes,  b.  Aug.  11,  1858,  Evanston, 
111.,  dau.  o'f'Henry  Noyes  and  Harriet  Newell  Verbeck;  he  d.  Nov. 
17,  1888,  Boston.    Prof.  Mass.  Col.  Tech.    Res.,  Boston.   + 

2125  Martha  Morgan  Otis,  b.  Oct.  17,  1841,  Lebanon,  Ct.;  m.  R.  F. 

2126  John  Thatcher  Otis,  b.  Dec.  3,  1843,  Lebanon;  d.  May  5,  1848, 
Rye,  N.  H. 

2127  Caroline  B.  Otis,  b.  May  15,  1846,  Lebanon;  d.  Oct.  2,  1892, 
Exeter,  N.   H. 

2128  Edward  Osgood  Otis,  b.  Oct.  29,  1848,  Rye,  N.  H. ;  Harvard,  A. 
B.,  M.  D.;  m.  June  6,  1894,  Marion  Faxon,  b.  Nov.  22,  1866, 
Boston,  dau.  of  William  Faxon  and  Henrietta  Cross.  Physician. 
Res.,  Boston.   + 

2129  Ella  Coit  Otis,  b.  March  26,  1851,  Exeter,  N.  H.;  d.  there  Dec. 
7,  1879. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Charles  P.  and  Sarah  M.  Otis,  (2124): 

2130  Charles  Pomeroy  Otis,  Jr.,  b.  Dec.  24,  1885,  Boston. 

2131  Henry  Noyes  Otis,  b.  Dec.  12,  1887,  Boston. 

Children  of  Edward  O.  and  Marion  Otis,  b.  at  Boston,  (2128): 

2132  Olive  Otis,  b.  May  5,  1895. 

2133  John  Faxon  Otis,  b.  Jan.  29,  1898. 

2134  Edward  Osgood  Otis,  Jr.,  b.  Aug.   16,   1899. 

2135  William  Faxon  Otis,  b.  Oct.  12,  1903. 

2136  Brooks  Faxon  Otis,  b.  June  10,  1908. 

698  DANIEL  POMEROY,  (Daniel,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  Aug. 
3,  1750,  Lebanon,  Conn.;  he  bought  land  in  Coventry  in  1776;  m. 
April  14,  1772,  Eunice  Grant,  b.  April  5,  1754,  Tolland,  Conn., 
dau.  of  Ephraim  Grant  and  Esther  Parker;  he  d.  Jan.  19,  1777; 
she  m.  (2)  Benjamin  Risley.  Residence,  Coventry,  Conn.  After 
her  second  marriage  the  family  moved  to  ^liddlebury,  Vt.,  and 
settled  on  a  200-acre  grant.  Mr.  Risley  was  Moderator  of  the 
first  town  meeting,  about  1784,  and  later  held  other  town  offices, 
and  both  were  members  of  the  first  church  organized  in  Middle- 
bury.  He  responded  to  the  Lexington  alarm,  and  was  under  arms 
on  that-  service  sixteen  days.  He  is  credited  to  Coventry  as  a 
soldier  of  the  Revolution,  private  in  Captain  Clark's  company, 
Third  battalion,  Wadsworth's  brigade,  raised  in  June,  1776,  to 
reinforce  Gen.  Washington  at  New  York;  service  in  New  York 
City  and  Long  Island.  His  company  was  caught  in  the  British 
retreat  from  New  York  City  and  suffered  some  loss,  Sept.  15, 
1776;  he  was  also  engaged  at  White  Plains,  Oct.  28,  1776.  The 
regiment  was  commanded  by  Col.  Comfort  Sage.  His  enlistment 
expired  Dec.  25,  1776. 

6th  gen.     Children: 

2137  Esther  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  7,  1773,  Coventry ;  d.  Dec.  7,  1775. 

2138  Eunice  Grant  Pomeroy,  b.  March  2,  1775,  Coventry,  Conn.   + 

2139  Daniel  Sterling  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  31,  1776;  d.  Oct.  5,  1778. 

699  HON.  ELEAZER  POMEROY,  {Daniel,  Noah,  Joseph  Eltweed), 
b.  Oct.  24,  1752;  m.  Dec.  17,  1772,  Svbil  Kingsbury  (sister  of 
Prof.  Olmsted's  mother),  b.  March  9,  1752,  d.  May  1,  1785;  m. 
(2)  Nov.  25,  1785,  Priscilla  Kingsbury  (cousin  of  his  first  wife), 
b.  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  Jan.  21,  1756,  d.  March  9,  1841 ;  he  d. 
June   16,   1811. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  in  Coventry,  by  ist  wife: 

2140  Clarissa  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  19,  1773.  + 

2141  Sybil  Kingsbury  Pomeroy,  b.  and  d.  Nov.  2,  1775. 

2142  Eleazer  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  4,  1776.  + 

2143  Wealthy  Pomeroy,  b.  Oct.  14,  1778.   + 

2144  Daniel  Sterling  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  18,  1781.  + 

2145  Eudocia  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  10,  1783.  + 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

2146  Mary  (Polly)   Pomeroy,  b.  April  13,  1787.  + 

2147  Sybil  Pomeroy,  b.  March  2,  1789.  + 

2148  Col.  Isaac  Newton  Pomeroy,  b.  March  4,  1791.  + 

2149  Martin  Ebenezer  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  17,  1794.  + 

2150  Eliza  (Betsey)  Pomeroy,  b.  March  22,  1796.  + 

2151  Chauncey  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  8,  1800.  + 

700  ELIZABETH  POLAN  POMEROY,  {Daniel,  Noah,  Joseph,  Elt- 
weed), b.  May  10,  1755,  in  Lebanon,  Conn.;  m.  (1)  Nov.  17,  1771, 
Timothy  Rose,  who  d.  July  26,  1794,  at  Exeter,  N.  Y. ;  she  m. 
(2)   Jehiel  K.  Daly;  resided  in  Coventry  until   1794,  when  they 

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moved  to  Herkimer,  N.  Y.,  thence  to  Exeter,  Otsego  county,  N. 
Y.,  where  she  d.  May  29,  1840,  and  was  buried  in  Round  Garden 
cemeter}-  on  the  Tunicliff  farm,  across  the  road  from  the  spot 
where  her  husband  was  laid.  Tradition  asserts  that  Timothy 
Rose  and  EUzabeth  Pomeroy  were  the  handsomest  couple  that  ever 
entered  the  church  where  they  were  married.  She  was  a  gentlewoman 
of  unusual  energy  and  vitality,  and  it  is  related  that  when  she  was 
visited  by  her  son  Daniel  Pomeroy  Rose,  Sr.,  and  grand-daughter 
Elizabeth,  as  the  various  visits  were  made  by  them  arnong  the 
other  sons  and  daughters,  part  of  the  time  she  would  ride  in  a 
comfortable  conveyance  with  one  party,  and  again  she  would  ride 
on  horseback  that  she  might  better  visit  with  another  son,  and 
thus  complete  a  journey  of  many  miles,  although  she  was  more 
than  eighty-two  years  of  age.  Her  pioneer  life  caused  her  to  dis- 
approve of  plastered  walls,  she  deeming  them  too  unhealthy  for  her 
own  rooms.  The  pewter  upon  her  ample  chimney  shelf  was  al- 
ways the  brightest,  and  her  spirits  and  love  were  in  accord,  as 
she  held  the  loving  interest  and  care  of  her  children  to  the  close 
of  her  long  and  useful  life. 

6th  gen.     Children  by  ist  marriage,  b.  Coventry,  except  last  two: 

2152  Abigail  Pomeroy  Rose,  b.  Feb.  18,  1772,  b.  Coventry,  Conn.;  m. 
Josiah  Talcott.     Lived  in  Vermont.   + 

2153  Ariel  Rose,  b.  Dec.  21,  1773;  m.  Deborah  Tilley;  he  d.  March 
21    1858    "I" 

2154  Barbary  Rose,  b.  April  19,  1776;  d.  Sept.,  1777. 

2155  Barbary  Rose,  b.  March  23,  1778;  m.  Oct.  25,  1795,  Robert  Pat- 
ten, b.  Sept.  20,  1768,  at  Holland,  d.  Aug.  19,  1826;  she  d.  Nov. 
18,  1854,  at  Verona,  N.  Y.   + 

2156  Josiah  Rose,  b.  Feb.  22,  1780;  m.  Julia  Hopkins;  he  d.  Aug.  5, 
1859.  + 

2157  Jehiel  Rose,  b.  April  10,  1782;  m.  (1)  Deidema  Maples;  m.  (2) 
Lavina  Sanford;  he  d.  Feb.  5,  1856.   + 

2158  Daniel  Pomeroy  Rose,  Sr.,  b.  Aug.  6,  1784,  Coventry,  Conn.;  m. 
Dec.  20,  1808,  at  Bolton,  Vt.,  Johannah  Webster,  b.  Dec.  3,  1781, 
Newbury,  Vt.,  d.  Feb.  18,  1874,  dau.  of  Rev.  Samuel  Webster 
and  wife  Elizabeth  Pillsbury;  he  d.  March  21,  1858;  both  were 
buried  in  Hill  Crest  Cemetery,  Parishville,  N.  Y.  Daniel  Pom- 
eroy Rose  and  his  wife  first  settled  near  Holmes  Hill,  in  the  town 
of  Stockholm,  St.  Lawrence  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  they  were  recalled  to 
Bolton,  Vt.,  for  a  short  time  but  returned  to  New  York  and 
settled  on  a  farm,  since  known  as  the  Rose  Homestead,  at  Parish- 
ville, St.  Lawrence  Co.,  where  they  resided  for  fifty-five  years,- 
and  which  is  now  owned  by  one  of  their  grand-daughters,  Mrs. 
Royal  Rouse  Doud.  Mr.  Rose  held  the  office  of  assessor  of  his 
town  for  many  years;  his  good  qualities  endeared  him  to  all  who 
enjoyed  his  acquaintance.   + 

2159  Epaphras  Rose,  b.  June  18,  1786;  d.  May  15,  1796. 

2160  Oren  Rose,  b.  June  8,  1788;  m.  Abigail  Morgan;  he  d.  Feb.  13, 
1845.  + 

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2161  Alfred  Rose^  b.  June  15,  1790:  d.  in  infancy. 

2162  Alfred  Rose,  b.  July  12,  1792;  d.  Aug.  1,  1793. 

2163  Elizabeth  Rose,  b.  June  24,  1794;  d.  in  infancy  at  Herkimer, 
N.  Y. 

2164  Catherine  Elizabeth  Rose,  b.  Nov.  18,  1795;  m.  Lee  Robinson; 
d.  Herkimer,  N.  Y.   + 

yth  gen.    Children  of  Abigail  and  Josiah  Talcott,   (2152): 

2152.1  Gurley  Talcott.  2152.3    Timothy  Talcott. 

2152.2  Electa  Talcott.  2152.4    Eliza  Talcott. 

Children  of  Ariel  and  Deborah  Rose,  (215^): 

2153.1  Timothy  Rose.  2153.7    Abigail  Rose. 

2153.2  John  Rose.  2153.8    Edward  Rose. 

2153.3  Joseph  Rose.  2153.9    Lee  Rose. 

2153.4  Elizabeth  Rose.  2153.10  Julia   Rose. 

2153.5  Jehiel  Rose.  2153.11  Amanda  Rose. 

2153.6  Alfred  Rose. 

Children  of  Barbary  and  Robert  Patten,  (2155): 

2165  Alfred  Patten,  b.  Aug.  23,  1796,  Manheim,  N.  Y. ;  m.  Nov.  7, 
1822,  Ann  Benedict,  b.  April  20,  1802,  Danbury,  Conn.,  d.  Sept. 
5,  1875,  dau.  of  John  Starr  Benedict  and  wife  Martha  Stebbins; 
military  service  in  the  war  of  1812;  d.  June  6,  1873.  Res.,  Ver- 
ona, N.  Y. 

2166  Robert  Patten.  2168    Daughter  Patten. 

2167  Adelbert  Patten. 

Children  of  Josiah  and  Julia  Rose,  (2156): 

2156.1  Alma  Rose.  2156.4    Norman  Rose. 

2156.2  Maria  Rose.  2156.5     Martin  Rose. 

2156.3  Deloss  Rose.  2156.6    Alvira  Rose, 

Children  by  Jehiel  and  Deidema  Rose,  (21^'/): 

2157.1  Pomeroy  Rose.  2157.5     Elizabeth  Rose. 

2157.2  Fanny   Rose.  2157.6    Daniel  Pomeroy  Rose. 

2157.3  Electa  Rose.  2157.7    Jehiel  Rose. 

2157.4  Catherine  Rose. 

Children  of  Jehiel  and  (2d  wife)  Laz'ina  Rose,  (21^/) : 

2157.8  Ezra  Rose.  2157.13  Amanda  M.  Rose. 

2157.9  Diedama  Rose;   d.  young.    2157.14  Lucius  K.  Rose. 

2157.10  Rodney  T.  Rose.  2157.15  Eliza  T.  Rose. 

2157.11  Mary  D.  Rose.  2157.16  Cornelia  Rose. 

2157.12  Laura  S.  Rose.  2157.17  Sarah  Rose. 

Children  of  Daniel  P.  and  Johannah  Rose,  (2158): 
2158.1  Hon.  Daniel  Pomeroy  Rose,  Jr.,  b.  Oct.  27,  1809,  Stockholm, 
N.  Y.;  m.  (1)  Feb.  13,  1834,  Henrietta  Tichenor,  b.  Parishville, 
N.  Y.,  d.  Feb.,  1855;  he  m.  (2)  June  9,  1855,  Sarah  Hammill,  b. 
Aug.  5,  1831,  Helena,  N.  Y.,  d.  Oct.  20,  1866;  he  m.  (3)  March 
27,  1867,  Laura  Kingsbury  (widow  of  Mr.  Fitch),  b.  June  7, 
1831;  he  d.  March  15,  1891.  Farmer.  He  was  the  first  Republi- 
can elected  from  his  vicinity,  in  1856,  to  represent  his  district  in 

2Z5  iFtftlj  ^pttrralton  -  3o3rplT 

the  State  Legislature.  The  urgent  request  of  his  constituency  to 
return  for  a  second  term  was  of  no  avail.  He  twice  served  as 
supervisor  of  his  town.     Res.,  Stockholm,  N.  Y.   + 

2158.2  Parker  \\'ebster  Rose,  b.  March  29,  1812.  Stockholm,  N.  Y. ;  m. 
(1)  Nov.  2,  1837,  C}Tithia  Putnam,  d.  1852;  he  m.  (2)  April  19, 
1853,  Juliana  Beecher,  d.  Aug.,  1877;  m.  (3)  April  16,  1879,  Cyn- 
thia Mitchel,  d.  May,  1909;  he  d.  May  20,  1897;  s.  p.  Farmer 
and  manufacturer.  In  1852  he  was  elected  assemblyman  by  the 
Democrats,  and  in  1853  was  chairman  of  committee  on  Internal 
Affairs;  also,  chairman  of  the  Democratic  caucus.  In  1872,  he  was 
returned  to  the  Assembly  under  Republican  auspices,  having  joined 
that  party  at  its  formation,  1854.  During  his  last  term  ]Mr.  Rose 
was  chairman  of  the  committee  on  grievances,  and  the  sub-com- 
mittee of  the  whole  house,  and  a  member  of  the  committee  on 
Federal  Relations.  Again,  in  the  fall  of  1872  he  was  elected  and 
was  again  chairman  of  the  committee  of  the  whole  and  a  mem- 
ber of  the  sub-committee  on  expenditures  of  the  executive  de- 

2158.3  JEHIEL  Rose,  b.  Nov.  10,  1815,  Stockholm.  N.  Y.;  m.  (1)  Sept. 
22,  1841,  Elizabeth  Storm;  m.  (2)  Feb.,  1868.  Isabell  Walden;  he 
d.  Jan.  27,  1876,  Shelbyville,  111.  Farmer.  He  was  elected  Judge 
of  the  County  Court  of  Shelby  Co..  111.,  and  acquitted  himself 
with  ability  and  credit.  At  his  death  his  parting  words  to  his 
children  were :  "I  would  not  give  a  good  name  for  all  the  riches  of 
the  world.  Whatever  you  do  strive  to  be  honest  and  leave  an 
honest  name." 

2158.4  Barbary  Rose,  b.  Sept.  2,  1819,  Parishville,  N.  Y. ;  m.  Jan.  2, 1848, 
Luther  Priest,  b.  March  31,  1821,  Parishville.  N.  Y.,  d.  March  14, 
1863,  son  of  Frank  Priest  and  wife  Marv  Wood;  she  d.  March 
27,   1849,   Springfield,  111. 

2158.5  Elizabeth  Rose,  b.  Jan.  19,  1824,  Parishville,  N.  Y.;  d.  Nov.  27, 
1824,  Parishville,  N.  Y. 

2158.6  Elizabeth  Fannie  Rose,  b.  Dec.  6,  1826.  Parishville,  N.  Y. ;  m. 
Jan.  21,  1852,  Luther  Priest,  b.  March  31,  1821,  Parishville,  d. 
March  14,"  1863,  son  of  Frank  Priest  and  wife  Mary  Wood;  she 
d.  July  6,  1896.  Luther  Priest  was  in  military  service  in  the 
Civil  War  as  Captain  of  Co.  E,  106th  N.  Y.  Vol.  Inf.,  dying  in 
the  service,  leaving  to  his  wife  the  responsibility  of  rearing  and 
educating  their  three  little  girls,  and  the  management  of  the  busi- 
ness affairs  of  her  husband.  She  secured  for  her  daughters  the 
patrimony  that  the  troublesome  times  coincident  with  the  Civil 
War  had  prevented  the  father  from  leaving  unincumbered;  and 
her  children  rise  up  and  call  her  blessed.   + 

Children  of  Oren  and  Abigail  Rose,  (2160): 

2160.1  James  Rose.  2160.4  Oren  Rose. 

2160.2  Pomeroy  Rose.  2160.5  Triphena  Rose. 

2160.3  Almira  Rose. 

Children  of  Catherine  E.  and  Lee  Robinson,  (2164): 

2164.1  Orin  Robinson.  2164.5  Pomeroy  Robinson. 

2164.2  Barbary  Robinson.  2164.6  Nye  Robinson. 

2164.3  Reuben  Robinson.  2164.7  Alfred  Robinson. 

2164.4  James  Robinson.  2164.8  Carlos  Robinson. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Alfred  and  Ann  Patten,  (2165): 

2166  Lafayette  Patten,  b.  Dec.  7,  1823,  Richfield  Springs,  N.  Y. ;  m. 
May  23,  1854,  Mary  Cowlam  Hays,  b.  April  23,  1833,  Savannah, 
Ga.,  dau.  of  Stephen  Savre  Havs  and  Emily  Virginia  Wolten- 
holme;  he  d.  Oct.  24,  1903. 

2167  Robert  Patten,  b.  Feb.  2,  1826,  at  New  York  City;  unm.;  d.  in 

2168  Delford  Patten,  b.  Jan.  21,  1828,  at  Verona,  N.  Y.;  m.  Char- 
lotte   ;  d.  at  Verona. 

2168.1  Barbary  Ann  Patten,  b.  May  5,  1837,  at  Verona,  N.  Y. ;  unm.; 
d.  March  28,  1875,  at  Verona,  N.  Y. 

Children  of  Elicabefh  F.  and  Luther  Priest,  (2158.6): 

2169  Lucy  Mariah  Priest,  b.  Nov.  18,  1852,  Potsdam,  N.  Y.;  d.  Nov. 

18,  1852. 

2169.1  Adeline  Barbary   Priest,  b.   Dec.   27,    1854,   Potsdam;   m.    Nov. 

19,  1879,  Edgar  Allan  Newell,  b.  May  14,  1853,  Ogdensburg,  N. 
Y.,  son  of  William  A.  Newell  and  wife  Sarah  A.  Miller.  Mr. 
Edgar  A.  Newell  is  president  of  the  Edgar  A.  Newell  Co.,  (in- 
corporated) ;  he  is  also  president  of  the  Newell  Manufacturing  Co., 
which  operates  two  factories,  one  in  Ogdensburg,  N.  Y.,  the  other 
in  Prescott,  Canada.  He  founded  the  Ogdensburg  Loan  and  Sav- 
ings Association,  and  is  president  of  that  institution,  and  has  been 
for  years  president  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce,  director  in  the 
National  Bank  of  Ogdensburg;  director  in  the  Loan  and  Improve- 
ment Association  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y.  He  has  served  the  city  four 
terms  as  mayor.  In  1909  Gov.  Charles  E.  Hughes  appointed  him 
a  member  of  the  New  York  State  Commission  of  Prisons,  and 
reappointed  him  for  a  second  term.  He  is  at  present  (1911) 
president  of  the  Northern  New  York  Development  League,  and 
is  a  leader  and  hearty  supporter  of  every  eft'ort  to  advance  the 
industrial  and  commercial  importance  of  Ogdensburg.  In  politics 
he  is  a  Republican;  in  religion  a  regular  attendant  and  supporter 
of  the  Baptist  Church.  Mrs.  Adeline  Priest  Newell  was  a  classical 
graduate  of  Potsdam  Normal  School,  class  of  1876;  she  is  a 
member  of  the  Baptist  Church;  charter  member  of  the  first  Uni- 
versity Extension  Club  of  Ogdensburg;  also,  of  the  United  Helpers* 
Home  for  the  Orphaned  and  Aged;  she  is  also,  by  appointment  of 
the  city,  a  trustee  of  the  public  library.   + 

2169.2  Elizabeth  Cynthia  Priest,  b.  Dec.  6,  1858,  Potsdam,  N.  Y.;  d. 
there  Aug.  29,  1877. 

2169.3  Lucy  Rose  Priest,  b.  June  1,  1861,  Potsdam,  N.  Y. ;  m.  June  26, 
1890,  Freeman  Harlow  Allen,  A.M.,  Ph.D.,  b.  Oct.  22,  1862, 
Copenhagen,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Ebenezer  Allen,  M.D.,  and  wife  Susa^n 
Stanton.     Teacher  in  State  Normal  School,  Potsdam,  N.  Y.,  1885- 

27Z  3FtftIj  ^^tiFrattnn  -  3oBP|ilt 

1909;  Professor  of  History  and  Political  Science  in  Colgate  Uni- 
versity, Hamilton,  N.  Y.     Res.,  Hamilton,  N.  Y.   + 

pth  gen.    Children  of  Adeline  B.  and  Edgar  A.  Newell,  (2i6p.i): 
2169 A  Albert  Priest  Newell,  b.  Jan.  3,  1882,  Potsdam,  N.  Y. ;  gr.  Wil- 
liams  College,    1905;   entered   Columbia   Law   School;   admitted   to 
the   bar   in   New    York   and    Missouri-.      Lawyer    at    Kansas    City, 
Mo.;  unm. 

2169.5  William  Allen  Newell,  b.  April  22,  1883,  Ogdensburg,  N.  Y.; 
gr.  Williams  College,  1905,  A.B. ;  active  in  athletics,  holding  both 
college  and  national  records  for  running.  Treasurer  and  general 
manager  of  the  Newell  Manufacturing  Co.  Res.,  Ogdensburg; 

Children  of  Lucy  R.  and  Freeman  H.  Allen,  (2i6p.^): 

2169.6  Barbary  Allen,  b.  and  d.  July  20,  1891,  Potsdam,  N.  Y. 

2169.7  Elizabeth  Rose  Allen,  b.  Jan.  18,  1895;  d.  Aug.  20,  1895, 

2170  Newell  Priest  Allen,  b.  June  U,  1901,  Potsdam,  N.  Y. 

706  ESTHER  POMEROY,  (John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  March 
21,  1763;  m.  March  2,  1783,  Peter  Kibbe,  Jr.,  b.  Aug.  23,  1758, 
son  of  Peter  Kibbe  of  Somers,  Conn.     Resided  in  Somers. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

2171  Noah  Kibbe.  2175  Elois  Kibbe. 

2172  Esther  Kibbe.  2176  Clara  Kibbe. 

2173  Norman  Kibbe.  2177  Wealthy  Kibbe. 

2174  Amos  Kibbe. 

2178  Asa  Kibbe,  b.  1791,  Somers,  Conn.;  m.  Lucinda  Root. 

707  JOHN  POMEROY,  {John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  May  1, 
1764,  Somers,  Conn.;  m.  (1)  April  26,  1787,  Mary  Ann  Snell, 
who  d.  Nov.  19,  1789;  m.  (2)  April  14,  1791,  Sarah  Parsons,  dau. 
of  Aaron  Parsons;  she  d.  Nov.  13,  1801,  at  Hamilton,  N.  Y. ;  m. 
(3)  March  31,  1802,  Deborah  Foster,  dau.  of  Joseph.  He  moved 
from  Somers  to  Hamilton,  Oneida  county,  N.  Y.,  in  1799,  where 
he  resided  until  a  year  before  his  death,  which  occurred  at  Lock- 
port,  N.  Y.,  July  30,  1851. 

6th  gen.    Child  by  ist  wife: 

2179  Daniel  Pomeroy,  b.  July  2,   1789.  + 

Children  by  2d  wife: 

2180  Jabez  B.  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.  5,  1794.   + 

2181  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  5,  1800;  d.  Feb.,  1836. 

Children  by  jd  wife: 

2182  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  18,  1802.  + 

2183  Austin  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  23,  1804;  d.  March,  1877,  at  Concord, 

2184  Sarah  Pomeroy,  b.  Jan.  20,   1806.   + 

2185  Orphea  Pomeroy,  b.  April  4,  1807.   + 

2186  Mary  Ann  Pomeroy,  b.  May  17,  1809.  + 

710  JUDE  POMEROY,  (John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Elttueed),  b.  Aug.  20, 
1769;  m.  1793,  Mary  Root,  b.  1771;  at  the  time  of  her  death, 
Sept '  25,  1862,  she  had  made  her  home  with  her  son  Jude ;  he  d. 
Oct.    16,   1852. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

2187  OziAii  PoMEROY,  b.  Feb.  23,  1794 ;  d.  June  29,  1846. 

2188  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  Aug.   1,  1796. 

2189  Martin  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  28.  1798.  + 

2190  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  18,  1801 ;  d.  in  1804. 

2191  Lois  Pomeroy,  b.  Sept.  28,  1804. 

2192  Jude  Pomeroy,  b.  May  31,  1807.   + 

2193  John  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  10,   1810.  + 

711  AZUBAH  POMEROY,  {John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  Aug. 
20,  1769,  (twin  with  Jude);  m.  Jan.  16,  1798,  Eh  Jones  (his 
second  wife,  having  previously  m.  Abigail  Pomeroy,  dau.  ot 
Ralph),  son  of  Benajah  Jones  and  Experience  Northam  Of  Heb- 
ron, Conn.,  he  served  in  the  war  of  1812;  Azuba  d.  June  20,  1810, 
Hinsdale,  Mass.;  he  m.  (3)  Dec.  12,  1812,  Zilpah  Crocker,  who 
d.  Feb.  3,  1814;  he  removed  with  his  family  to  Chardon,  Ohio,  m 
1820;  d.  about  1830. 

6th  gen.     Children: 

2194  Cornelius  Jones,  b.  May  20,  1800,  Hinsdale;  m.  Aug.  3,  1829, 
Orrilla  Jones,  dau.  of  Elijah  Jones;  he  was  a  Methodist  minister; 
d.  Aug.  27,  1835,  Hinsdale. 

2195  Hiram  Pomeroy  Jones,  b.  June  20,  1802;  d.  Oct  8,  1803,  Somers, 
Conn.  .  J... 

2196  Julius  Jones,  b.  Nov.  11,  1803;  m.  March  20,  1835,  Elvira  Wil- 
cox. + 

2197  AzuBAH  Jones,  b.  July  19,  1805;  d.  Aug.  29,  1812. 

2198  Daughter,  b.  and  d.  1807.      2200     Son,  b.  and  d.  June  7,  1810. 

2199  Son,  b.  and  d.  July  2,  1809. 

jth  gen.    Children  of  Julius  and  Elvira  Jones,  (2196): 

2201     Almond  Jones. 
2201.1  Orrilla  Jones. 

713  HIRAM  POMEROY,  {John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b.  Nov.  1, 
1773,  at  Somers;  m.  July  10,  1796,  Ruby  Parsons,  b.  1775,  d.  Feb. 
11,  1852,  dau.  of  Aaron  Parsons  and  Mary  Fisk.  He  was  a  far- 
mer, distiller  (at  that  time  a  business  of  more  respectability  than 
at  present),  and  barrel  manufacturer.  He  was  an  officer  of  both 
town  and  church,  and  for  years  enjoyed  the  distinction  of  own- 
ing the  only  pleasure  vehicle  in  the  town,  a  buck-board,  which  was 
in  great  demand  for  wedding  journeys,  etc.  Residence,  Somers, 
Conn.,  where  he  d.  Oct.  27,  1841. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

2202  Hiram   Sterling  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  1,  1797.  + 

2203  Oren  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  17,   1799.  + 

2204  Warren   Pomeroy,  b.   1801.  + 


2205  Ruby  Pomeroy,  b.  Feb.  1,  1803;  d.  unm. 

2206  Chester  Pomeroy,  b.  1805.   + 

2207  Harriet  Pomeroy,  b.  1807.   + 

2208  George  Pomeroy,  d.  in  infancy. 

2209  Laura  Pomeroy,  b.   1811.   + 

2210  Chauncey  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  27,  1813.  + 

2211  Mary  Pomeroy,  b.  May  12,  1815.   + 

2212  Daniel  Burbank  Pomeroy,  b.  June  8,  1817.   + 

2213  Noah  Pomeroy,  b.  Dec.  29,  1819;  m.  June  13,  1843,  Jane  Parker 
of  Wolcott;  s.  p.  He  was  a'  manufacturer  of  clocks  in  Bristol, 
Conn.,  for  thirty-five  years.     Residence,  Hartford,  Conn. 

2214  Miranda  Pomeroy,  b.  Nov.  16,  1823.  + 

714  AMMITTAI  POMEROY,  (John,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed),  b. 
Sept.  17,  1776,  Somers.  Conn.;  m.  Dec.  9,  1803,  Samuel  Arnold, 
b.  April  14,  1780,  Ludlow,  Mass.,  d.  July  19,  1845,  son  of  Samuel 
Arnold  and  Dorcas  Hubbard  (dau.  of  Deacon  John  Hubbard  of 
Ellington,  Conn.)  ;  Samuel  Arnold,  Sr.,  was  selectman  of  Ludlow, 
and  town  clerk  1783-5,  and  1788;  Ammittai  Pomeroy  Arnold  d. 
Jan.  3,  1858. 

6th  gen.    Children: 

2215  Emmons  Arnold;   m.    (1)    ;    +    m.   (2)    Widow   Skinner, 

s.  p.  by  her. 

2216  Amanda  Arnold;  m.  Henry  Glover;  s.  p. 

2217  Enos  Arnold;  m.  (1)  Miss  Endicott;  +  m.  (2)  Miss  Abbe  of 
Enfield,  Conn.;  m.   (3)   Mrs.  Thompson  of  Somers. 

2218  Maria  Arnold;  m.  Robert  Pease;  d.  at  the  birth  of  twins. 

2219  Ansel  Arnold,  b.  Aug.  8,  1814,  Somers,  Conn.;  m.  (1)  April  26, 
1842,  Elizabeth  Barrows;  m,  (2)  Nov.  22,  1871,  Maria  Pitkin 
Chapman,  dau.  of  Horace  Chapman  (Parley,  Jabez,  Jabez,  Jona- 
than, Robert,  Robert,  Robert  the  settler)  and  Julia  Ann  Bartlett 
Tiffany,  (Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Thomas,  Humphrey  the 
original  settler)  ;  he  d.  Aug.  6,  1899.  He  was  for  many  years  one 
of  the  prominent  men  of  Willimantic,  Conn.,  and  was  elected  to 
the  General  Assembly  twice;  first  President  of  the  Willimantic 
Board  of  Trade,  and  a  director  in  numerous  financial  and  indus- 
trial institutions  throughout  Connecticut.   + 

Jth  gen.     Children  of  Emmons  Arnold  and  ist  wife,  (2215): 

2220  Emily  Arnold.  2222    Jane  Arnold. 

2221  Theodore  Arnold.  2223     Eva  Arnold. 

Children  of  Enos  Arnold  and  ist  wife,  (221/): 

2224  Emma  Arnold.  2227    Ella   Arnold. 

2225  Ellen  Arnold.  2228    C.  Augustus  Arnold. 

2226  Albert  Arnold, 

Children  of  Ansel  and  Maria  P.  Arnold,  (22ip): 
2229    Judge  William  A.  Arnold,  b.  May  5,  1874,  Willimantic,  Conn.; 
m.    May   22.    1901.   Kate   Warner    Hutchinson,    dau.    of    John    Ira 
Hutchinson   and  Cynthia   Starkey;   her   father,  John   Ira   Hutchin- 
son,   (Dr.   Ira,   John,  Jonathan,  Joseph,  John,   Ralph  the   original 


(grn^aUigg  of  tl|P  Pnmrrng  Jamtlg  ZBB 

settler),  was  for  years  prominent  in  Connecticut  politics,  having 
been  elected  to  the  General  Assembly  several  times  from  his  home 
town  of  Essex;  sheriff  of  Middlesex  County  for  twenty  years; 
also,  U.  S.  Collector  of  Internal  Revenue  for  the  states  of  Con- 
necticut and  Rhode  Island.  Judge  Arnold  graduated  from  Yale 
University  in  1896,  with  the  degree  of  B.A.,  and  from  the  Yale  ; 
Law  School,  1899;  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1898;  admitted  also  to 
practice  in  United  States  Courts;  Judge  of  the  City  Court  of 
Willimantic  since  1901 ;  member  of  the  law  firm  of  Clark  &  Ar- 
nold, Hartford,  Conn.;  s.  p. 

2230  Louis  Hor-\ce  Arnold,  b.  Sept.  23,  1880,  Willimantic,  Conn.;  m. 
Oct.  6,  1908,  Edith  E.  Collins  of  Quincy,  III,  dau.  of  William  H. 
Collins  and  Emily  Cotton;  s.  p. 

715  MARY  (POLLY)  POMEROY,  (Joshua,  Noah,  Joseph,  Elt- 
weed),  b.  Nov.  15,  1760,  at  Somers,  Conn.;  m.  June  28,  1781, 
Amos  Kellogg  of  Colchester,  Conn.,  b.  Aug.  5,  1758,  d.  April  14, 
1814,  son  of  Israel  Kellogg  and  Abigail  Northam;  she  d.  Sept. 
28,  1841,  Colchester. 

6th  gen.    Children,  b.  in  Colchester,  except  Enos: 

2231  Amos  Kellogg,  b.  June  5,  1782;  d.  in  the  fall  of  1820. 

2232  Polly  Kellogg,  b.  Feb.  2,   1784. 

2233  Elam  Kellogg,  b.  Dec.  30,  1786;  m.  Feb.  6,  1817,  Lura  Hall,  b. 
Sept.  6,  1789,  Vernon,  Conn.,  d.  March  29,  1864,  dau.  of  George 
Hall  and  Lura  Lathrop;  he  d.  Oct.  21,  1871,  Somers,  Conn.  Far- 
mer and  carpenter.   + 

2234  Abigail  Kellogg,  b.  Feb.  26,  1791 ;  d.  Aug.  28,  1874. 

2235  Israel  Kellogg,  b.  Nov.  17,  1792;  m.  Jerusha  Pease  of  Somers, 
b.  July  30.  1796,  d.  Aug.  26,  1872;  he  d.  March  29,  1868.   + 

2236  Charles  Kellogg,  b.  Jan.  14,  1795 ;  m.  May  28,  1817,  Mary  Olm- 
stead,  b.  June,  1797,  Enfield,  Conn.,  d.  Feb.  14,  1861,  dau.  of 
Simeon  Olmstead  and  Abigail  Collins;  he  d.  Oct.  14,  1880.   + 

2237  Enos  Kellogg,  b.  Feb.  2,  1798,  Somers,  Conn.;  m.  Nov.  5,  1829, 
Elizabeth  Patton,  b.  Sept.  1,  1806,  Stafford,  Conn.,  dau.  of  Na- 
thaniel Patton  and  Eunice  Pomeroy,  (Joshua),  d.  June  28,  1862; 
he   d.   Feb.  25,    1879,   Somers,   Ct.   + 

"/th  gen.  Children  of  Elam  and  Laura  Kellogg,  b.  Somers,  (22$^)- 

2238  Henry  Kellogg,  b.  Nov.  9,  1817;  d.  Aug.  30,  1877. 

2239  Elam  Wells  Kellogg,  b.  Dec.  30,  1820;  d.  Oct.  18,  1846. 

2240  Eliza  Kellogg,  b.  Oct.  17,  1823;  d.  Feb.  10,  1853. 

2241  Laura  Hall  Kellogg,  b.  Nov.  20,  1829. 

2242  Amos  Sterling  Kellogg,  b.  May  9,  1831. 

Children    of  Israel   and   Jerusha   Kellogg,   b.    West   Springfield, 

2243  Delia  Kellogg,  b.  March  6,  1820;  d.  Nov.  15,  1862. 

2244  Maria  Fuller  Kellogg,  b.  April  8,  1822 ;  d.  Feb.  18,  1825. 

2245  Giles  Pease  Kellogg,  b.  Nov.  15,  1823;  d.  May  27,  1892. 

2246  Theodore  Pitkin  Kellogg,  b.  Jan.  5,  1827;  d.  July  27,  1908. 

2247  Lorenzo  Kellogg,  b.  Jan.  22,  1829. 

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2248  Edwin  Pomeroy  Kellogg,  b.  Nov.  24,  1830;  d.  Oct.  19,  1902. 

2249  Julius  Augustus  Kellogg,  b.  Oct.  7,  1834;  d.  Dec.  11,  1901. 

2250  William  Kellogg,  b.  March  23,  1837. 

Children  of  Charles  and  Mary  Kellogg,  (22^6): 

2251  Mariva  Kellogg,  b.  March  2,  1818;  d.  young. 

2252  Simeon  Kellogg,  b.  Aug.  7,  1821 ;  d.  young. 

2253  Simeon  Olmstead  Kellogg,  b.  Aug.  11,  1823,  Greenwich,  Mass. 

2254  Mariva  Kellogg,  b.  Dec.  31,  1829,  Berlin,  Ohio. 

2255  Everton  Judson  Kellogg,  b.  May  19,  1832. 

2256  Charles  Kellogg,  b.  Dec.  11,  1835;  d.  March,  1847. 

Children   of   Enos   and   Elizabeth    Kellogg,     b.    Somers,    Conn.,  -C 

(2237):  ^^  '^;^ 

2257  Charles  H\tde  Kellogg,  b.  June  9,  1831 ;  d.  Dec.  4,  1832.  V       ^ 

2258  May  Elizabeth  Kellogg,  b.  July  5,  1833.  ^      ^ 

2259  Charles  Otis  Kellogg,  b.  Aug.   15,  1836.  4 

2260  George  Reynolds  Kellogg,  b.  Oct.  11,  1838.  /  ^ 

716  ELIZABETH  POMEROY,  (Joshua,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed)^  h. 
Sept.  19,  1763,  Somers,  Ct. ;  m.  Sept.  23,  1784,  Joseph  Root  of  . 
Somers,  Ct.,  b.  1753,  d.  Sept.  29,  1825,  son  of  Timothy  Root--"^ 
(Timothy,  Thomas,  John,  John  of  Badby,  Northamptonshire,  Eng- 
land) and  wife  Jemima  Wood.  Military  service,  four  years  in 
the  Revolution,  joining  first  from  Roxbury.  He  was  present  at 
the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill  (Breed's  Hill)  and  the  burning  of 
Charlestown;  also,  at  the  engagement  which  forced  the  surrender 
of  General  Burgoyne.  Lived  at  Somers,  where  she  d.  Oct.  16,  1825. 
6th  gen.    Children: 

2261  Caroline  Root,  b.  June  21,  1785. 

2262  Luther  Root,  b.  April  24,  1787;  m.  Dec.  1,  1816,  Betsey  Steven-- 
son,  b.  May  13,  1786,  at  Enfield,  Mass.,  d.  Nov.  10,  1853,  dau.  of 
Isaac  Stevenson  and  Thankful  Savage;  he  d.  Sept.  4,  1853.     Far- 
mer.    Greenwich,  Mass.   + 

2263  Capt.  John  Root,  b.  March  17,  1789;  m.  March  31,  1816,  Lucy 
Reynolds,  b.  Nov.  6,  1789,  at  Somers,  d.  Jan.  28,  1871,  dau.  of 
Samuel  Reynolds  and  Lucy  Pitkin;  settled  at  Greenwich,  Mass., 
and  d.  there  Feb.  6,   1855.     Farmer.   + 

2264  Harvey  Root,  b.  April  20,  1791;  m.  Jan.  31,  1821,  Mary  Palmer; 
he  d.  March,  1850.   + 

2265  Elizabeth  Root,  b.  1793;  m.  Spencer  Smith,  b.  at  Amherst;  she 
d.  1824.   + 

2266  LuciNDA  Root,  b.  June  11,  1797;  m.  Asa  Kibbe  of  Somers,  Ct.; 
she  d.  June  14,  1868.   + 

2267  Sophronia  Root,  (twin  with  Lucinda),  b.  June  11,  1797;  m. 
David  Holmes;  she  d.  May  21,  1835.     Lived  in  Stafford,  Ct. 

2268  Chester  Root,  b.  June  14,  1800,  at  Somers;  m.  Margaret  Ellen 
McGlowe  of  Berlin  Heights,  Ohio,  b.  1815,  in  Seneca  County, 
N.  Y.  + 

2269  Sumner  Root,  b.  July  14,  1803,  at  Somers,  Ct.;  m.  (1)  March, 
1826,  Mary  Pease  of  Enfield,  Ct.;  m.  (2)  Anna  C.  Davis;  m.  (3) 

Sophronia  Pease,  dau.  of  Deacon  Jonathan  Pease  of  Enfield,  Ct. 
Lived  at  the  old  homestead  of  his  great-grandparents,  Somers,  Ct. 
^th  gen.    Children  of  Luther  and  Betsey  Root,   (2262): 

2270  LucRETiA  Root,  b.  Nov.  24,  1817;  d.  July  4,  1844,  at  Greenwich, 

2271  Charles  S.  Root,  b.  March  6,  1820;  m.  Rowena  S.  Bassett  at 
Dover,  Vt.;  he  d.  Aug.  22,  1859,  at  Springfield,  Mass.   + 

2272  Sylvester  Franklin  Root,  b.  Oct.  28,  1828;  m.  May  1,  1855, 
Lydia  Maria  Woods,  b.  Oct.  8,  1834,  at  West  Brookfield,  Mass., 
d.  April  25,  1909,  dau.  of  Alvin  Woods  and  wife  Sarah  Nichols; 
he  d.  Oct.  6,  1901.  Military  service,  Sergeant  of  Co.  I,  52d  Mass. 
Vol.  Inf.     Mercantile  business.     Lived  at  Sidney,  Ohio.   + 

Children  of  John  and  Lucy  Root,  b.  Greemvich,  Mass.,  (226^): 

2273  John  Reynolds  Root,  b.  Feb.  5,  1817;  m.  March  7,  1843.  Maria 
Emily  Tuttle ;  he  d.  July  26,  1844,  at  South  Hadley  Falls,  Mass.   + 

2274  Lucy  Elizabeth  Root,  b.  Nov.  22,  1820 ;  d.  Feb.  7,  1845,  at  Green- 

2275  Jabez  Backus  Root,  b.  Jan.  22,  1822;  m.  May  25,  1846,  Ursula 
Maria  Alden,  b.  Nov.  4,  1823,  d.  July  18,  1891,  dau.  of  Capt.  Abel 

j  Alden  and  Eveline  Thompson;  he  d.  July  12,  1892.     Building  con- 

I  tractor  and  mover.     Residence,   Greenwich,    Mass. 

2276  Thomas  Pitkin  Root,  b.  July  8,  1824;  m.  April  23,  1851,  Seraph 
I  Marsh  Haynes;  m,  (2)  Nov.  22,  1871,  Sophronia  Bailey;  he  was 
I  deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church,  and  superintendent  of  pub- 
j                                     lie  schools,  Barre,  Mass.;  he  d.  there  May  24,  1910.   + 

I  —2277    Hon.  Joseph  Pomeroy  Root,  b.  April  23,  1826;  m.  Sept.  10,  1851, 

I  .  Frances  Eveline  Alden,  b.  at  Greenwich,  dau.  of  Capt.  Abel  Alden 

•^'^il  and  wife  Eveline  Thompson,  (she  a  descendant  of  John  Alden  of 

1  fv  iiiu  ^^^  Mayflower);  he  d.  Aug.    19,   1885.     He  was  graduated  from 

U  .  {yj-^*^.  Berkshire  Medical  College,  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  1850;  settled  in  New 

1  )^  Hartford,   Conn.,   1851;  m.   Sept.  9,   1851,  Frances  Eveline  Alden 

u_^v<\^^         \  of  Greenwich,  Mass.    Joseph  Pomeroy  Root  was  a  member  of  the 

I  /jJL/i-^         Connecticut  State  Legislature  in  1855,  elected  on  the  Whig  ticket; 

|^^Vi>yV  he  went  to  Kansas  in  1856  with  the  New  Haven  colony,  locating 

I  at  Wabaunsee.     He  immediately  became  active  in  the  Free  State 

I  cause,  and  was  taken  prisoner  by  Atchison  and  the  "border  ruf- 

fians." He  was  in  Lawrence  when  the  city  was  sacked  and  burned; 
and  in  Topeka  July  4,  when  the  Legislature  was  dispersed,  at 
which  time  he  was  a  member  of  the  New  State  Central  Commit- 
tee, and  subsequently  chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  that 
being  the  highest  authority  recognized  by  the  parties  of  those  times. 
He  was  elected  for  two  years  to  the  Territorial  Council  from 
Wyandotte,  where  he  settled  in  1857.  He  was  elected  the  first 
Lieutenant-Governor  of  Kansas,  and  was  acting  Governor  in  1861. 
He  resigned  this  position  to  enter  the  Union  army  as  Surgeon 
when  the  Civil  War  commenced,  and  served  throughout  the  war 
with  the  Army  of  the  Frontier.  In  1869,  he  was  appointed  by  Pres- 
ident Grant,  Minister  to  Chili,  South  America.  The  Chilian  govern- 
ment bestowed   honorary   degrees   and  medals   upon   him    for   his 

2B3  3^tftl|  (BtmtuXwn  -  JoBrpIy 

voluntary  labors  in  the  hospitals  during  the  small-pox  epidemic  of 
1873.  In  1884,  he  was  delegate  to  the  Republican  National  Con- 
vention at  Chicago,  111.     He  d.  Aug.  19,  1885.   + 

2278  Jerusha  Williams  Root  (twin  with  Joseph),  b.  April  23,  1826; 
d.  Nov.  26,  1841. 

2279  Samuel  Newell  Root,  b.  Sept.  22,  1828;  professor  of  music;  d. 
April  2,  1853,  at  Columbia,  Tenn. 

Children  of  Harvey  and  Mary  Root,  (2264): 

2280  Lucy  Root,  b.  Feb.  16,  1822,  at  Somers,  Ct. ;  m.  July  27,  1843, 
Hinsdale  Smith,  son  of  Soreno  Smith  of  Hadley,  Mass. 

2281  Julia  Ripley  Root,  b.  Oct.  11,  1824;  d.  Sept.  13,  1831. 

2282  Abia  Pomeroy  Root,  b.  April  11,  1830;  m.  Dec.  7,  1^54,  Samuel 
W.  Strong,  son  of  Rev.  William  L.  Strong  of  Fayetteville,  N.  Y. 

Child  of  Elisabeth  and  Spencer  Smith,  (226^): 

2283  Ellsworth  Smith,  m.  and  had  children. 

Children  of  Lucinda  and  Asa  Kibbe,  (2266): 

2284  Lucinda  Kibbe.  2286    Mary  Kibbe. 

2285  Henry  Kibbe. 

Children  of  Chester  and  Margaret  E.  Root,  (2268): 
22^7    Harvey  Root,  b.   Nov.   13,   1837,  at  Berlin   Heights,   Ohio;  mili- 
tary service  in   Civil   War,   private,   Co.    E,   4th   Mich.   Vol.    Inf., 
Watrousville,  Mich. ;  d.  at  Craney  Island  Hospital,  Aug.  21,  1862. 

2288  Margaret  Ellen  Root,  b.  Aug.  5,  1839,  at  Berlin  Heights,  Ohio; 
m.  Sept.  18,  1864,  J.  Warren  Rogers,  who  d.  Aug.  25,  1867;  she 
m.  (2)  Nov.   13,  1877,  Adnez  L.  Forbes. 

2289  Calvin  Root,  b.  Oct.  20,  1841,  at  Berlin  Heights;  m.  Ella  Walters 
of  Clarkston,  Mich.     Res.,  Vassar,  Mich. 

2290  John  Luther  Root,  b.  Sept.  22,  1846,  at  Litchfield,  Ohio;  m. 
Christie  Stark  of   Reese,   Mich.     Res.,   East   Saginaw,   Mich. 

2291  Jason  Root,  b.  April  23,  1852,  at  Clarksfield,  Ohio;  m.  Mary 
Coleman,  at  Watrousville,  jMich.     Res.,  Cairo,  Mich. 

2292  Ida  Abiah  Root,  b.  Feb.  7,  1859,  at  Clarksfield,  Ohio;  m.  in  1890, 
W.  J.  P.  McFail;  she  d.  May  2,  1905,  at  Saginaw,  Mich. 

Children  of  Sumner  and  Mary  P.  Root,  (2269): 

2293  Sumner  C.  Root.  2293.1  Rodolphia  K.  Root, 

2294  Mary  E.  Root  ;  m.  March  17,  1852,  William  S.  Arms  of  South 
Deerfield,  Mass. 

Children  of  Sumner  and  (2d  wife)  Anna  Root: 

2295  Ellen   S.   Root.  2296    Henry  A.  Root. 

Children  of  Sumner  and  (^d  wife)  Sophronia  Root: 

2297  Adrian  A.  Root,  d.  ae.  2  years. 

2298  Alonzo  D.  Ro<jt.  2300     Child,  d.  in  infancy. 

2299  Laura  Amelia  Root. 

8th  gen.    Children  of  Charles  S.  and  Rowena  S.  Root,  (22JJ): 

2301  Amy  L.  Root,  b.  Oct.,  1855;  d.  July  20,  1857. 

2302  Charles  E.  Root,  b.  July  24,  1858;  d.  young. 

Children  of  Sylvester  F.  and  Lydia  Woods  Root,  (22 j 2):    < 

2303  Eliza  Lucretia  Root,  b.  Dec.  25,  1856,  Greenwich.  Mass.;  m. 
Sept.  22,  1885,  James  McKercher,  b.  Nov.  2,  1839,  Montville, 
Ohio,  son  of  Peter  McKercher  and  Margery  McNaughton.  Mrs. 
McKercher  is  a  member  of  the  National  Society,  D.  A.  R.,  No, 
68,732.    Res.,  Seattle,  Wash.    No  children. 

2304  Alice  Eugenia  Root,  b.  March  27,  1859,  Greenwich,  Mass.;  m. 
March  9,  1881,  Leroy  Michael,  b.  July  22,  1855,  son  of  Dewitt 
Clinton  Michael  and  Hannah  Elizabeth  Robinson.  Res.,  Sidney, 
Ohio.  + 

2305  Luther  Woods  Root,  b.  June  3,  1871,  Greenwich;  d.  Feb.  21, 
1890,  at  Sidney,  Ohio. 

2306  Julia  Le  Dora  Root,  b.  July  30,  1872,  at  Sidney,  Ohio;  d.  there 
April  24,  1873. 

pf/t  gen.   Children  of  Alice  Eugenia  and  Leroy  Michael,  (2^04): 

2307  Amy  Elizabeth  Michael,  b.  Oct.  6,  1884,  Sidney,  Ohio. 

2308  Helen  Woods  Michael,  b.  Dec.  11,  1886,  Sidney. 

2309  John  Arnold  Michael,  b.  Feb.  1,  1889,  Sidney. 

718  CAPT.  SAMUEL  POMEROY,  {Joshua,  Noah,  Joseph,  Eltweed), 
b.  Feb.  2,  1767;  m.  Dec,  1796,  Catherine  Day  of  West  Spring- 
field, Mass.,